VP, Anthem Ventures
Mr. Steager is a Staff Vice President of Corporate Venture Capital at Anthem, Inc., the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, leading its strategic equity investment initiatives.
Prior to Anthem, he co-managed and helped start the corporate venture arm of Independence Blue Cross focusing on the identification, analysis and execution of strategic equity investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at both Drexel University and Temple University.
Prior to joining IBC, he spent several years at both a private investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity investments, and Safeguard Scientifics, a publicly traded venture capital firm. Mr. Steager’s early career included founding a private investment fund focused on acquiring middle market manufacturing companies in the Midwestern United States, and healthcare investment banking at Houlihan Lokey and Ernst & Young.
Mr. Steager holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.