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Steve Abbott Bio

Steve Abbott

Lecturer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2009

Steve Abbott

Steve graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Mathematics. He applied those skills to the insurance industry, specifically actuarial science. He earned the accreditation as an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Steve played an integral role in forming Specialty Insurance Service in the mid-80’s. Steve transitioned from the CTO role to the CEO by 1990. He led the company through a round of venture financing and structured a successful exit in 1998. In 2000 Steve earned his EMBA from The Peter Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University. In 2004, Steve started an independent consulting firm specializing M&A transactions for closely held companies and in mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs. Beginning in early 2009, Steve was a founding executive with Avisio, Inc., a public company focused on transforming underutilized assets into successful companies. Steve is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels investment group.

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CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty Listings

Faculty Position / Areas of Responsibility
Dr. Michael Stull Director of the School of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship /IECE
Steve Abbott Entrepreneur in Residence, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Roberta Albano Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Stacey Allis Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Frank Almeida Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
AJ Beechko Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ezekiel Bonillas Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Karla Gonzalez Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Peiyi Jia Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Rama Krisha Reddy Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anna Long-Ruboyianes Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Mitch Morris Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Patrick Person Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lisa Rios Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ernie Silvers Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Johanna Smith Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, & Puppetry, College of Arts & Letters
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