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Steven Klebe

Steven Klebe was born in New York City in 1955. He grew up in New Jersey attending public schools with the highlight being his being selected as a 1st team All-County football player in his senior year. He then went to Northeastern University in Boston graduating with a BS with honors in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing. The highlight of those years was his participation in NU’s co-op ed program where he had paid employment internships totaling two years with companies such as Hallmark Cards and a large general insurance agency. Upon graduation Steve was employed in sales by a local company called North American Video (NAVCO) and moved to northern California in 1978. He was with NAVCO for five years ultimately becoming the VP of Sales. NAVCO sold CCTV systems to banks for surveillance within their ATMs and branches. Steve then transitioned from physical security to data security working for a company called Atalla who sold PIN management systems to banks that allowed consumers to pick their PINs and all the hardware to encrypt and manage those PINs as they traversed from bank to bank through the ATM networks. Following Atalla, he left the security space and joined VeriFone as the 35th employee heading up the sales efforts in the western US. During his nine year tenure at VeriFone, they went public and he held a variety of senior level positions during which the company grew from $4m in sales to over $250M. The highlights included creating the VeriFone Finance program and managing relationships with all the leading west coast banks and major payment processors. After VeriFone, Steve became the 3rd employee at CyberCash which was the first Internet Payment Gateway running Sales and Business Development. They went public during his tenure at CyberCash. Subsequently Steve joined CyberSource as their 15th employee to run Sales and Strategic Alliances. The highlights of his time at CyberCash including signing the deal with Visa to deliver a co-developed and co-marketed product called the CyberSource Fraud Screen Enhanced by Visa which became CyberSource’s key differentiator in the market. In addition he raised $1.5M from Visa and $5m from GE Capital in a strategic round and they went public during my time at CyberSource. Next came PassMark Security where he was the 3rd employee running Sales and Business Development. The highlight of this opportunity was signing the deal to have Bank of America deploy what they call SiteKey to all 20M of their online banking customers. The solution was ultimately deployed to over 8000 different banks through a variety of direct and indirect sales channels. PassMark Security was acquired by RSA and within 4 months, RSA was acquired by EMC. Steve worked for EMC for 18 months following the acquisition. Other engagements included a stint at Vindicia, a cloud based recurring billing solution provider and BilltoMobile, a leading carrier billing solution provider where he held senior positions managing strategic alliances and sales, respectively. He was then recruited to Google where he is currently Head of BD for their efforts in the online space for the Google Wallet. Steve is married to Lorna Siepser for 31 years, a former lawyer and banker and now an active civic leader and they have two grown children, Larisa and Seth. Larisa is in graduate school at Tufts University studying History and Museum Studies and Seth has graduated with Honors from UCSB in June with a degree in Environmental Studies and Technology Management. He has entered an apprenticeship program at Salesforce.com and is living in San Francisco. Steve and Lorna live in San Mateo.