During his time at DOB, he organized and implemented a seamless transition in the Department’s leadership, including the successful renegotiation of a $13 million contract to streamline the Department’s inspection process. This change enabled customers to schedule inspections online, and gave inspectors the ability to provide inspection results in real time. Prior to his position as Chief of Staff, Steve served as the department’s Deputy Director of Intergovernmental and Community Affairs focusing on legislative issues with City Hall, elected officials, and Community Boards.
As Senior Vice President at Capalino+Company, Steve works with public agencies to help clients navigate the complex world of city approvals and permits at the Department of Buildings, Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Consumer Affairs and other city regulatory agencies.
Steve received a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College, School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in Government from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.