Steven Cotton, CEO
Steve is the CEO and co-founder of FireScope and brings more than twenty years of senior executive operating experience in both private and public high growth companies. In his executive role, Steve is responsible for developing the overall strategic vision for FireScope and ensuring the company is executing against the board's strategy. Under Steve's leadership FireScope has enjoyed a 2,000% CAGR over the past 4 years and is becoming a recognized leader in helping companies align their technology investments to their line of business and providing an unmatched time to value relative to the Big 4 alternatives in the marketplace.
Previously, Steve served as COO or CEO of four technology companies. All four companies experienced rapid growth under Steve's leadership and achieved substantial value creation for shareholders. Steve also has a diverse background as an operator across multiple industries. He was the CFO and Chief Development Officer for Panda Express which is the largest chain of Chinese fast food restaurants in the United States. Steve privately financed the company and grew it with the founders from 5 restaurants to over 300 restaurants in a 5-year period. The company currently generates over $1B in annual revenues.
Steve's leadership philosophy is to focus on understanding his customers businesses and providing technology solutions that help them simplify and improve their business models, regardless of industry.
Coffee with Cotton
Want to know what Steve's thinking? Check out his blog, Coffee with Cotton, where he offers his thoughts on running a successful business in today's economic climate.