Steven L. Pease is the author of The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement. A CEO specializing in turnarounds, a venture capitalist, and a<br />
community activist, Pease has traveled much of the world in the course of heading up public and private companies as well as not-for-profit organizations.<br />
Born and raised Presbyterian in Spokane, Washington, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington with a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.<br />
He currently serves as cochairman of the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic<br />
Advancement and the Rule of Law, and Chairman of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund.<br />
Both are nonprofit entities, organized by the United States government to work with Russians, encourage entrepreneurship, civil society, and the rule of law, while also improving the U.S.– Russia relationship.<br />
He is also active in the community affairs of the small wine-country town of Sonoma, California, where he lives with his wife, Joyce.