Steven Fortuna is a small business entrepreneur with a background in engineering and finance.
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Steven Fortuna is a small business entrepreneur with a background in engineering and finance. Steven has both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Boston University. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University. Steven first worked as a hardware design engineer at Raytheon Company, then as a senior software engineer at the MITRE Corporation. After his MBA, Steven leveraged this engineering background to move onto Wall Street. Analyzing stocks in the computer hardware and software space, Steven held research positions at PaineWebber, Deutsche Bank Securities, Merrill Lynch, and Prudential Equity Group. While at Merrill Lynch, he was ranked #2 on Institutional Investor’s 2001 and 2002 All-America Research Team. In 2006, Steven became a portfolio manager at Stratix Asset Management, overseeing a $100 million long/short technology portfolio. By 2008, Steven made the leap into entrepreneurship. He and a Stratix colleague co-founded S2 Capital Management, where they managed a $125 million long/short fund of technology and energy stocks. In 2011, Steven decided to take another leap, this time into the world of consumer products, becoming Founder and President of Blossom Water LLC. The company’s product line is based on his inspiration for a water beverage infused with flower botanicals. In 2013, Blossom Botanical Water™ was launched in the metro-Boston area, and is now available throughout much of the country. Today, Steven’s responsibilities include product and marketing strategic development, distribution and retail channel cultivation, and finance/operations management.