Campus & Community

Lou Steinberg ‘85 M.S. ’85 B.E. Elected to Stevens Board of Trustees

Stevens adds outstanding industry leader in technology and innovation to the Board, continuing to craft and attract trustees with the right mix of expertise, experience and breadth of knowledge

(Hoboken, N.J. – Jan. 14, 2020) – Lou Steinberg ’85 M.S. ’85 B.E.,  who has been at the leading edge of  network security and technology innovation throughout his career, has been elected to the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. His term as a Board member began Dec. 11, 2019.

Steinberg is founder and a managing partner for CTM Insights, a research lab and technology incubator/build studio that invests in solving some of the hardest problems in cybersecurity and then launches companies to bring those solutions to market. Prior to CTM Insights, Steinberg served for six years as the chief technology officer of TD Ameritrade, where he was responsible for technology innovation, platform architecture, engineering, operations, risk management and cybersecurity.  

“I am enormously grateful and extremely honored that Lou Steinberg has joined the Board of Trustees of his alma mater after serving on the Board of the Stevens Venture Center,” said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. “By virtue of his deep industry experience in technology-based companies and his impressive successes as an entrepreneur, Lou will bring important insights and perspectives to strengthen and advance Stevens as we make progress toward our goal to become a premier, student-centric technological research university.”

“I’m honored and thrilled to be joining the Stevens Board of Trustees,” said Steinberg. “Stevens' focus on innovation, along with its world-class capabilities in research and education, fills a vital need in a creating the workforce and technologies of the future.”

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Steinberg was the founder and chief executive of several start-ups, including Rev2 (operational risk management software), Cranite Systems (cybersecurity) and NetOps (data analytics and fault prediction). He also spent several years as chief technology officer of Symbol Technologies (now Motorola), driving a company-wide solutions strategy while also serving as the general manager of its software division. 

Steinberg previously served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Warburg Pincus and as a strategy advisor to senior management at companies including Comcast, Citigroup and Fidelity. He was the senior vice president of marketing and market development at Micromuse (now IBM), a network management and analytics company that he joined through the acquisition of NetOps. Additionally, Steinberg spent more than a decade at IBM in various technical and management roles, notably contributing to router development for NSFNet, a second-generation Internet backbone.  

“We are fortunate to have Lou join the board,” said Chairman of the Board Stephen T. Boswell ’89 Ph.D. ’91 Hon. D. Eng. ’13. “He has both a strong skillset and deep commitments to our institution that will undoubtedly help us build a stronger Stevens. I am looking forward to working with him as we move ahead with implementing our strategic plan.”

Steinberg is the author of "Troubleshooting with SNMP and Understanding MIBs," as well as numerous articles on technology and innovation. He has seven patents issued or pending in the areas of cybersecurity, resiliency and analytics. He joins Michael Lipper, an icon in the money management and investment analytics world who was elected Oct. 17, 2019, as one of the newest members of the Board.

Steinberg holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in computer science, both from Stevens, and is an active member of the Board of the Stevens Venture Center. He has also served on numerous private company boards and currently serves as board chairman of The Authoriti Network and ShardSecure, as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee to the board of the MITRE Corporation, and on the CXO Advisory Council to the Digital Value Institute.  

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About Stevens Institute of Technology 

Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since our founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 6,900 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. A range of academic and research programming spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other fields actively advances the frontiers of science and leverages technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on tuition investment, career services and the mid-career salaries of alumni.

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