steve (istvan) preda, president
Vistage Chair, CEO Coach and Investment Banker in the Richmond, Virginia area. Facilitates two executive peer groups with Vistage International and coaches 18 local CEOs to help them become more successful as business leaders and more fulfilled as individuals. Steve’s CEO Group had 17 members as of September 2015, including the CEOs of six companies with more than $100 million of sales revenue. Steve also facilitates a peer group of 10 local C-level executives.
 
Middle market investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in Europe and the United States.  Started, grew and sold a middle market boutique firm in Hungary (now: Concorde MB Partners), that continues to operate under succession management. 
Between 2002 and 2013, Steve’s investment banking firm grew to 15 associates and branches in 2 European countries and the US. His firm carried out over 200 advisory engagements during that period, including 25 successful M&A and capital raising transactions.
 
Sat on the board of several European companies and of IMAP Inc., a global M&A network with offices in 35 countries.
 
Steve started his career at KPMG in London and worked for two international banks in client facing positions. A finance graduate from Hungary, he holds several professional qualifications, including being a CFA Charterholder in the US and a Chartered Accountant in the UK.  Steve also holds 4 securities licenses with FINRA.
 
Founder and former author of Hungary's leading M&A publication: “Cégérték” and a blog on M&A and entrepreneurship (http://blog.imapmb.com). Founder of two international professional associations: the M&A CEE Network (now part of IMAP) and CFA Hungary.
 
Lives in Glen Allen, VA with his wife and 4 children.  In his free time, he coaches little league soccer and plays tennis.