Board of Directors Steven M. West, a 30-year veteran of the information technology marketplace, is the founder and a partner in Emerging Company Partners LLC, an advisory firm for investors, board members and CEO's, located in Incline Village, Nevada.
West has been a CEO or has held executive leadership positions in both large and early stage information technology companies located in North America, Asia, and Europe. His leadership positions have included president and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems (a division of Hitachi Japan) where he was responsible for more than US$2 billion in revenue; group executive / president of Infotainment Business for EDS in Plano, Texas; CEO of Entera Systems; and chief operating officer of nCUBE Video Technologies in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to serving on the board of directors at Autodesk, West also serves on the board of directors of Cisco Systems, a position he has held since 1996. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of several private companies.
West is a 1979 graduate of Siena Heights College with a BS degree in electronic engineering. He is also a 1992 graduate of the University of Michigan Global Leadership Program. West is a licensed broadcast engineer by the Federal Communications Commission. He also is an active member in the Audit Committee Leadership Network.