Stephen, trained as an electrical engineer, gained practical experience working for multinational companies, eventually going into sales drives company based in the UK and migrating to the United States to assist in the sales effort in 1989.
Stephen started his first company in 1997, second in 1999, and third with a business partner in 2003. It has subsequently grown into a multimillion dollar distribution company. He later went on to invest heavily into a Florida biotech company.
He founded Dakota Holdings in 2014 with Nicholas King, establishing Axccellus as the first portfolio company of Dakota. Axccellus has developed into Axccellus Custom Machinery and Axccellus Safety Solutions.
Plans are already in place to open further portfolio companies in the fields of Medicine, Biotech and other emerging large markets.