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Steve Oyer


Private Investor

Seattle, WA


Steve Oyer is a seasoned Investment Executive with over 40 years of business and investment experience. His latest role was CEO of i(x) Net Zero a permanently capitalized holding company focused on energy transition and sustainability in the built environment. Prior to this he served as Senior Vice President at Lazard Asset Management where he led their Global Family Office Advisory Group. His experience includes a senior role at the Private Funds Group of Brookfield Asset Management focused on Real Assets and Renewable Investments.

His leadership has included serving as the interim CEO and leading the restructuring of Saflink Corporation, a NASDAQ listed biometric software company. He was also a board member and audit chair of Salton, Inc., a designer, marketer, manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of branded small appliances like the George Foreman Grill. He played an active part in the ongoing restructuring and sale of Salton. He was also a founder of Quake Capital, an accelerator that fosters early-stage ventures led by student and faculty entrepreneurs from university ecosystems, still serving in an advisory capacity.

His investment industry, non-profit efforts have focused on serving on investment committees whose mandates include allocation of capital to both public and private markets. He served as a member of the investment committee for the Florida Atlantic University’s Foundation for a five-year term and was a founding member of the non-commercial family office initiatives at New York University and Stanford University where he continues to play a leadership role.

Oyer has served on the Truth Initiative board of directors since 2019.

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