Steven E. Bernstein
Founder and Chairman, SBA Communications Corporation
Steven Bernstein is the Founder & Chairman of SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ – SBAC). In 1989, Steven founded & launched Steven Bernstein and Associates with credit card cash advances in a basement office. SBA owns and lease communications towers to the cellular and wireless industry. The company went public in 1999 at $9.00 per share on NASDAQ under the symbol: SBAC. Today, approximately 20 years later, SBA owns over 30,000 towers, is in over 12 countries, has over 1,000 employees, has a market cap of approx. $29 Billion, revenues approaching $2 Billion and a stock price of approx. $240 per share. Steven, also now runs his own Family Office, focusing mainly on Real Estate Development & Investments.
Steven felt very fortunate to have had such a rewarding business and therefore, he felt a strong need to give back to the community. He formed the Steven E. Bernstein Family Foundation which he has stated has been the most rewarding part of his journey. He runs the foundation with his daughter Abby. The philosophy of the foundation is not to just give money where it is needed, but to give of your time. His foundation has donated to many nonprofit organizations, and Steven sits, or has sat on the Board of several local charities.
Steven went to the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business administration with a major in Real Estate. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Lynn University.
Steven cannot dance, has no rhythm, and is not fond of dancing…. but always up for a challenge & a good cause, he is dedicated to nailing it!!!