Stephan has spent more than 30 years in Silicon Valley working exclusively with technology-driven companies. Prior to joining VantagePoint in 1999, he spent 16 years as a corporate and securities attorney, lastly as Chairman of the Life Sciences Group and Managing Partner for the Palo Alto office of the then 900-lawyer Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He has served as a Foundation Board Member for the University of Virginia, School of Architecture and on the advisory boards of a variety of clean energy organizations including RMI’s eLab, The CleanTech Group, the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Energy Management and Innovation Center of the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. Stephan also organized VantagePoint’s annual ResourcePoint CleanTech Summit, a private, invitation only conference for thought and industry leaders in CleanTech. In his two decades of corporate law practice, Stephan headed a 100-plus lawyer team that assisted in the transformation of the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia (BCP) and the University of Virginia School of Law (JD).