Steve Verleye


C12 Chair since 2023

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I was blessed to spend 34 years in the technology industry and then 8 years as the COO of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. I love spending time at the intersection of faith and work and mentoring younger leaders passionate about the same. I feel that God has given me these passions and opportunities to prepare me for this role as a Chair with the C12 Group.

I have served as Chairman, CEO, COO, and Senior Vice President in public, private, and not-for-profit companies that grew from $15M in revenue up to $2.5B, have led multiple acquisitions and divestitures, and led teams of up to 700 people. I’ve also had the opportunity to lead international growth efforts at multiple companies. I was privileged to meet and study under Chuck Colson and later joined the Colson Center which provided me with experience in a ministry non-profit. My jam is strategic planning, alliances, business development, and growth.

My corporate experience came from Intel Corporation (INTC), Sequent Computer Systems (SQNT), RadiSys Corporation (RSYS), and then as President and CEO of Applied Microsystems (APMC) and Chief Administrative Officer of Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR).

Marianne and I were married in 1977 and have two children and three grandchildren. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering. This makes me a neutral party in any arguments about which Texas university is the best.