Stephen Fleming has over ten years of private equity experience at the General Partner level. Prior to his venture capital career, he spent fifteen years in operations roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Nortel Networks, and LICOM (a venture-funded startup).
An Atlanta native and summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech, Stephen returned to his alma mater in mid-2005 as Chief Commercialization Officer. His appointment led a reorganization designed to streamline the handling of intellectual property, accelerate the licensing of technology, and make the Institute's resources more readily accessible to business and industry.
Stephen is also active in the "alternative space industry" and is an investor in several private spaceship companies. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Tech High School, a charter high school emphasizing science, math, and technology in urban Atlanta.
In March 2004, Mr. Fleming was invited to testify before the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy (the "Aldridge Commission"); his remarks before that commission are available here.