Steve Nicosia is a senior executive with over 27 years of experience in sales management, marketing, strategy, strategic alliances, acquisitions, launching new products/markets and P&L responsibility. He currently advises/consults with start-up software companies and small businesses on starting, growing and exiting their businesses. Steve spent 16 years in various senior executive roles at Emphasys software, a division of Constellation Software Inc., Canada's largest software company. While at Emphasys, Steve entered new markets, participated in two acquisitions, increased EBITA, managed remote development teams across several states and countries, signed several channel partnerships, launched new software products and created client retention programs that reduced client attrition by over 50%. Prior to joining Emphasys, Steve planned and executed an exit strategy for a privately held software company in which he was part owner. His work included obtaining a valuation, marketing the company to potential acquirers, evaluating and structuring the terms of the sale, tax planning and conducting due diligence. Steve is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and he received his CPA from the state of Delaware.