Steve has been immersed in the vacation rental (VR) industry since 1997. He has been involved in most aspects of VR, including marketing, management, business development, product development, architectural design, interior design/decor, and VR software. He spent time on the board of several industry associations, including five years as vice president and then president of the Vacation Rental Management Association. More recently, his focus has been on the people side of the business as a cofounder of Laveer & Co., a consulting and recruiting firm focused on helping companies identify, hire, retain, and inspire the best teams in the industry. Laveer & Co. offers executive search, talent optimization, and psychometric and cognitive testing as a certified partner with the Predictive Index. He resides in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Holly and their four children.