Steve Matthews is a tech entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other business owners achieve their goals.
From a humble childhood, brought up on a tough council estate, Steve then spent 7 years in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces serving in the Gulf, Adriatic and the Falkland Islands before moving into a career in civvy street.
With an ingrained entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, Steve set up on his own in 2005 but tasted the bitter disappointment of failure in 2007.
Hardened and wiser from that set back, Steve founded Foresee in 2009 which grew to 20+ staff, across two countries and revenues in excess of £1.5M before exiting in 2016.
Steve now focuses on coaching and mentoring in the UK and US and based on his experience of building successful businesses and teams, developed the FFWD Program.
The FFWD Program is designed and proven to help businesses or teams identify, prioritise and achieve their 12 month goals in 90 days.
He is currently the CEO of Riskmonitor Ltd, in the UK where he is steering that business to a 5 year plan for X10 growth.
Married to Michele for over 20 years, with two adult children, Martha, an Osteopath and Daniel, a Plumber, he enjoys family time but is passionate about travelling, all things sport, great food and the odd glass of red wine.
A former 3 handicap on the golf course, Steve still hits the links every now and again, he has a close link with Velindre Cancer Hospital and he puts himself through various crazy challenges like cycling across New Zealand or Triathlons and most recently 2 half marathons to raise money for this great cause.