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Steve specializes in corporate financial advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, ownership transition plans, and strategic planning for engineering, architecture, environmental consulting, and construction firms. He leads ROG+ Partners’ merger and acquisition practice and has advised on a wide number of A/E/C transactions, representing both buyers and sellers of all sizes and disciplines. Steve has been interviewed and quoted on M&A activity for many industry trade periodicals including CE News, Engineering News Record, Environmental Business Journal, Architect, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Architectural Record, and Interior & Sources Magazine. In addition, he has led and spoken at dozens of A/E and environmental industry seminars, webinars, and conferences on M&A activity, trends, and tactics.
Prior to forming Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, Steve led the merger and acquisition practice at ZweigWhite. Prior to joining ZweigWhite, Steve was an investment banking professional with Deutsche Bank in McLean, Virginia, where he was responsible for capital raising, restructuring, and merger and acquisition assignments for companies in the mid-Atlantic region. He also worked in mergers and acquisitions and syndicated finance for Chase Securities in New York, structuring and executing numerous debt financing and advisory transactions across a variety of industries. In addition, Steve was a financial analyst and contract surety bond underwriter with USF&G in Baltimore, where he analyzed performance and payment guarantees for multinational contractors and construction services companies.
Steve received a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, having completed the three-year program of study and examinations concentrating on securities valuation and investments.
Steve resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and daughter.