Stephen Wunker, Managing Director
Stephen Wunker combines world-class strategy consulting and entrepreneurial skills. He is the of publishes frequently in outlets such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Financial Times. He has also appeared over the years on Bloomberg and BBC television, and he has been a guest lecturer at institutions such as Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
As an entrepreneur and corporate venturer, Steve co-founded Yowzit, one of Africa's leading sites for ratings and reviews. Previously, he was Managing Director of Celpay, a mobile commerce start-up created by the pan-African cellular network Celtel. It was sold to the South African financial services group First Rand. He also served as Celtel’s Business Development Director prior to the company being sold to Zain of Kuwait. Additionally, he was CEO of Brainstorm, a developer of mobile software that acquired a start-up he founded, Saverfone. In that capacity he co-founded what is now the global Mobile Marketing Association, which has been a key institution in preventing the spread of SMS-based spam. He also led the team at Britain's Psion PLC which, in conjunction with Motorola and Ericsson, developed one of the world's first smartphones.
Steve has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University, and a BA cum laude from Princeton University. He has lived in the US, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Ecuador, and Zambia.
Steve is a highly-experienced speaker who is comfortable in settings ranging from major keynote addresses to small meetings in conference rooms.