Steve Schwartz Managing Partner

Steve is an engineer by training, but an entrepreneur by disposition. He has 30 years of experience in technology and commercialization, and is fascinated by the art and science of innovation. What can new technologies make possible? What do people really want? How can innovators get better at answering these and so many other related questions? Pursuing questions like these keeps Steve passionate about his work with clients and about innovation in general.

Steve began his career in the cellular industry during its early days of explosive growth. It was hard to keep up and harder still to predict. That experience led him to other industries on the verge of similar growth and change: semiconductors, e-commerce, machine vision, and life science. Inovo is now a chance to share what he’s learned – and to keep learning.

He holds a BSE in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

A lifelong Midwesterner, Steve is active with his family and enjoys sailing, triathlons and playing piano. His school-age daughters keep him busy and remind him everyday of just how much he has yet to learn.