STEPHEN MEADE is an American entrepreneur, executive and business founder who is passionate about creating companies that make a difference in the world. He has the ability to catapult an idea from pure concept to the creation of a functioning business. In the past 20 years, he has created, incubated and architected 9 successful technology-based companies.
He founded Big Bamboo, LLC in 2005 to serve as the incubator for ideas worth building a team around and bringing to market. Currently, all ideas come solely from the Founder Mr. Meade, and the company does not take on or incubate outside business or services.
He currently is CEO of MonetaPro.IO, which is a FinTech Blockchain company for Global Companies to participate in Corporate Trade. MonetaPro.IO recently competed in and won the Silicon Valley D10e Global ICO contest, which to date was the largest ICO competition in the World. Prior, Mr. Meade was CEO of Upper Street Marketing (Stock Symbol: UPPR), a boutique public company focused on technology around Media, Entertainment, and Influencers.
Mr. Meade’s past experience includes having an integral role in developing business models, management teams, systems and strategy. In 1996, he founded Virtual Sellers.com (OTC BB: VDOT), a provider of e-commerce transaction property services for internet-based e-tailers. He helped develop the transaction systems at VDOT. The company provided a service of back-end transaction processing and clearing. VDOT was sold in 1999 to a public company that assumed the name virtualsellers.com.
At its height, VDOT had a market cap of $950Million. VDOT, the technology, service and concept was an early precursor to what later became PayPal.
Prior to venturing into entrepreneurial world, Stephen was a regional vice president with Travelers Group, a fortune 500 financial services company.
He is the author of three books in the field of finance/credit improvement and business networking, a guest lecturer at universities including MIT, Harvard, Northwestern, PKI (Peter Kiewit Institute), University of Nebraska, UMKC (University of Missouri Kansas City), USC , UCLA, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, UMKC (University of Missouri at Kansas City), the University of Nebraska, and more.