Steve Perkins is the national managing director of Grant Thornton’s Technology Industry Practice. He develops and executes strategies to help technology companies grow profitability and manage risk. Perkins serves as a key member of the U.S. team to promote institutional acceptance with the technology industry investment community. He also leads the Grant Thornton global Technology Industry community of practice. He has more than 34 years of experience advising clients on the most effective use of IT across a wide range of industries. Additionally, he has developed and executed product and services growth strategies, specializing in software and technology services. Perkins has served in senior leadership roles with Fortune 100 technology companies, managing profit and loss, and building and leading teams for both the U.S. and international markets. These roles have also included leading business strategy, government relations, product development and marketing functions.