Steven has over 20 years of financial services industry experience, including 10 years at Ernst & Young, LLP, a leading international public accounting and consulting firm where he provided advisory services to Banks, Insurance Companies, Asset Managers and Hedge Fund clients from the Minneapolis, New York City, and Zurich, Switzerland offices. Steve owns and started Prairiewood Wealth Management, a fee-only, independent Registered Investment Advisor, in 2008. Steve has a master's degree from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Steve is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, and an inactive Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Steve was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of 12 and has been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since December 30, 2006. During that time he has been in clinical remission without the use of any medications. Steve is currently the Treasurer and on the Board of Overseers of Ignite Church.