Stephen serves as the CEO of Grounded Capital Partners, which invests long-term private capital along the value chain of our food system in ways that create transparent, high-integrity supply chains and build capacity for a more regenerative food system. In this role, Stephen brings together a decade of focus on regenerative food systems, having invested, studied and collaborated across diverse categories of food and agriculture - proteins, fruits and vegetables, nuts and consumer packaged goods. His perspectives were shaped by a systems approach, the teachings of others, observations in exploring a thesis for how our food system is evolving, and a belief that all stakeholders are interdependent. Since 2017, Stephen has served as the CEO & CIO of Meyer Family Enterprises, an entrepreneurial impact-focused single-family office in the Napa Valley, where he oversees entities that include direct investments, real estate and farming. Stephen spent the first twelve years of his career investing across a broad range of assets, building and selling an SEC registered investment advisor, and leading a manufacturing company. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agribusiness.