Steven Ostrom Associate Director of Finance
Having grown up in Austin, TX, Steven served in the US Air Force, specializing in CBRN-E (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive) Warfare defense, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Through this experience, Steven discovered his passion for private sector finance, leading him to earn a Bachelor’s in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Steven spent the early part of his career launching a hyper-growth private equity backed CPG startup into a multi-million dollar international business. As CFO, he accelerated the revenue 10x in 3 years through his seasoned FP&A and financial strategy and consulting. He leveraged his extensive multi-disciplined know-how, providing leadership, direction and hands-on expertise to create, manage and improve all accounting systems. Ultimately, this resulted in a maximized EBITDA while forging the financial strategy forward in a highly-regulated, fast-paced environment.
During his 5-year tenure, he built a top tier finance and accounting team, providing all-encompassing finance and accounting direction ranging from growth strategies, forecasting, budgeting, stakeholder reporting, and formal accounting systems implementations. He successfully navigated M&A financing and due diligence which included a hybrid of private equity growth capital and recapitalization which positioned the company as the industry leader.
Back in Austin and a part of the Propeller team, Steven is eager to use his prior experience to provide expert financial guidance for emerging companies. In his spare time, Steven enjoys hiking with his dog, boating, fishing, and gaming with friends and family.