Steve Kohler is president of Ridge Global and has served in a number of roles for its affiliates including as Chief Innovation Officer for Ridge Global and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer for Ridge Global Solutions and as a principal advisor for the strategic consulting practice. He previously served as president of Space Florida, a statewide Special District focused on economic development within the Florida aerospace economic sector. Before that, Mr. Kohler was the president of Winner Global Defense, a privately held company focused on military and non-military applications of aircraft countermeasures and laser based detection technologies. earlier, he served as senior vice president for Corporate Advisory Services for CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh. In June 1996, the Governor Ridge appointed Kohler to lead the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team, where he led the states economic development incentives and business attraction and expansion programs. He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Edinboro University.