Steve Cooper, Founder & CEO
With more than three decades of technology consulting experience, Steve has founded three successful companies whose clients include Fortune 100 companies, leading federal agencies, and world-class non-profit organizations. As CEO of NextUp Solutions and Exelaration, he’s a passionate champion of transformative learning experiences. Steve proudly serves Virginia Tech and Radford University in their efforts to bring experiential learning to every student. He’s also an enthusiastic contributor to the Northern Virginia economic engine, serving on Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee and as a Commissioner for Arlington Economic Development. Steve is a vocal leader in the crusade to invite more diverse and abundant participants to the technology workplace through internships, apprenticeships, and experiential learning.