Steve Barnett has spent the past 27 years as a principal and CEO of eight companies having annual revenues as high as $75 million and ranging from manufacturing and distribution to financial and management services. In 1970, he co-founded an equipment leasing company specializing in equipment for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Subsequently, he co-founded an international, turnkey hospital equipment company focused on the Latin American market. He served as CEO for both companies until 1986. Steve graduated from Carleton College with a Bachelor of Science degree and from the University of Chicago Law School with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. He practiced law in Chicago for five years.