Mr. Steele is an Operating Partner of Simon Equity Partners. Mr. Steele currently serves as President of Coalision, Inc., the Montreal-based producer and distributor of the fashion-forward, high-performance activewear brands Lolë and Paradox. Prior to joining Coalision, Inc. Mr. Steele was a Managing Partner with Simon Equity Partners. Previously, Mr. Steele served as Chief Financial officer of WPT Enterprises, Inc. (World Poker Tour) and helped grow the business from a small production company to a publicly-traded diversified media concern. Prior to joining WPT Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Steele served as a financial executive for Sony Pictures Digital and Chief Financial Officer for PlanetRx.com, Inc. Mr Steele has also served in a variety of financial capacities for blue-chip companies such as American Express and the New York Times Company. Mr. Steele began his career as an audit professional with Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mr. Steele earned his B.A. degree in Business Economics from UCLA.