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Steven Brown-Cestero

Advisor Fort Myers, Florida Area, US

CEO / Founder, Vesta Group, CEO / Founder, Altis Distribution. George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

CEO / Founder, Vesta Group, CEO / Founder, Altis Distribution. George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Involved In

Founder

Vesta Group

Advisor

Fortinet Technologies
Exinda
Altis Distribution
Netscreen Technologies / Juniper
Single Digits
Segway
Decru
F5 Networks, Inc.
Vesta Group
NetBotz
Precedent Hospitality and Management
IronPort, now part of Cisco
Zero Motorcycles
Vesta Group
Altis Distribution

Positions

Founder / CEO | Board Member Vesta Group January 2002 - present
Vice-Chairman, Board of Supervisors Paseo Community Development District November 2016 - present
CEO / Board Member Altis Distribution October 2008 - October 2011
Regional Manager, Middle East Territory SAIC October 1997 - January 2002
US Navy Intelligence Officer (Retired) United States Navy October 1978 - October 1997

Education

The George Washington University - School of Business Systems Engineering (In Progress) 2000 - 2002
University of Nebraska Business Administration 1994 - 1996
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Computer Systems Engineering 1980 - 1982

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Coaching
  • • self development
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Business Development • Information Technology • Sales Management • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I'm a global entrepreneurial executive and operations leader who has consistently taken high-growth firms and early-stage startups to the next level. From identifying business opportunities to penetrating new markets, building brands, and enhancing business performance, companies have reached higher levels of success under my leadership.

I have founded and grown two international startups, generating 60% and 20% profit margins, penetrated international markets and branded a firm as the regional leader in IT security services, and turned around a lagging startup technology firm and sold the company generating 8-fold ROI for investors.

I know how to drive business success. In fact, as CEO of Vesta Group since 2001, my company has successfully incubated 30+ startups, leading to some very successful IPOs or buyouts, in both the hardware and software environments.

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Ben Vaux
We worked together  •  MD, BTG FZE LLC.
Steven has his eye on the prize yet understands a organised and considered approach is also vital, Steven has great energy and focus.
Bob Parker
They're my friends  •  CEO, The Holborn Group.
He already is with a proven track record of success in more than one business.
Bob Parker
They're my friends  •  CEO, The Holborn Group.
He already is with a proven track record in more than one discipline

Ben Vaux
MD, BTG FZE LLC.
Ben understands what is needed to get a business off the ground. His focus and measured thoughts are a great asset to have around!

Ben Vaux
MD, BTG FZE LLC.
Ben looks at the big picture and understands how to help you focus on the important matters. His experience will be a great asset to anybody ... .

Ben Vaux
We worked together  •  MD, BTG FZE LLC.
With deep knowledge of the startup world and excellent focus on what is needed to make your ideas come true, Ben has the skills to help anyb ... ody who asks. I've worked with Ben, had him advise me in my company, and then hired him and at all times Ben proved to be worth his weight in gold.