Steve Schaefer serves as Chief Executive Officer and President for ArmadaHealth®. His passion is helping people through innovation in the fields of healthcare and life sciences. Mr. Schaefer has over 24 years of executive experience with strategic development of emerging growth, life science and technology companies including nearly a billion dollars of capital raises and M&A deals.
Most recently serving as President, CFO and Director of CSA Medical, Inc. , a company he co-founded and grew to deliver innovative medical device solutions including cryosurgical treatments to prevent and kill cancer and development of the first ever treatment of chronic bronchitis. Previously, Schaefer was CEO of Schaefer & Associates, providing corporate advisory services in strategic planning, private equity and debt capital transactions, and board service for emerging growth companies. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO for RewardsPlus/RealLifeHR (purchased by AON Hewitt), and President of RewardsPlus Investment Corporation and CFO for FiberTech Medical, Inc (purchased by GE Healthcare). Schaefer is also a managing member for Armada Global, board member for Cooltech and advisor to Acidophil.
A former practicing Certified Public Accountant, Schaefer has earned various awards including 2010 Smart CFO Winner, 2012 MIP Economic Impact Award Winner and 2013 and 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
Mr. Schaefer earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, with majors in finance and accounting.