Steve Adler

Steve Adler is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of high technology and software development industry experience creating solutions in the connected device, cloud-based media, SOA microservices, streaming video, IoT, Blockchain and app ecosystems.

Prior to joining the FCFL, Steve was CTO and employee #1 at Rivit TV where he generated the original product specs, built the entire cloud-based application microservices stack and owned all things tech.

At the National Football League (NFL) Steve led the Mobile Technology group where he orchestrated the architecture/construction of the NFL Mobile app on five platforms, supporting SOA microservices stack and live streaming video + VOD infrastructure in five months with a globally dispersed dev team in LA, Bangalore and Toronto.  He managed operations of the game day infrastructure and ported the entire microservices stack from VMware on blades in Equinix to AWS in less than 6 weeks.

He previously served as Vice President of Business Development at OpenPeak, Inc. In 2005, he co-founded Chumby Industries, Inc. and served as its VP of Ops and VP of Global Business Development while concurrently serving as CTO of Correlation Ventures.

Before joining Chumby, Steve founded and operated the technology and business services firm Torrey Pines Group, served as EVP of Business Development for LizardTech Software and as CTO was a founding team member of, the first digital photo social media service.

Steve is the co-author of 13 patents in the connected device and mobile apps space and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for KeyBank’s Mosaic Equity Research group.

Steve received his B.A. cum laude in Biology and an M.S. in Computer Science from University California, San Diego.