Listed by Marquis Who's Who in America as a Top Executive in his field (2023), Stephen is the founder and CEO of Export Controls & Sanctions Advisors, LLC. Stephen is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of the International, American, UK, and network of European Sanctions and Export Control Societies.
For nearly 30 years, Stephen has specialized in regulating, enforcing and in advising on U.S. and foreign export controls and sanctions matters affecting the crossroads of global trade and international and economic security.
With his most recent experience as a Managing Director with the award winning (WorldECR Practice of the Year 2021) FTI Consulting’s Export Controls, Sanctions, and Trade practice, Stephen helped lead a global practice in providing expert export controls and sanctions advice to prominent multinational companies.
During his career, Stephen represented the United States’ national security and foreign policy interests to foreign federal ministries, licensing organizations, international customs services, international law enforcement agencies, prominent law firms, industry, and trade associations in more than 70 countries.
While in government service, Stephen worked as the Acting Assistant Director, Export Control Officer Program of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), as the BIS Regional Export Control Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia and the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as a diplomat in Italy. Throughout Stephen's career, he scrutinized thousands of international transactions for compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, and other international regulations.
Stephen is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a Gold Medal recipient from the Secretary of Commerce, a Meritorious Service Award from the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, and an Honorary Polish Military Law Enforcement Officer from the Zandermeria.