Stephen Years
Updated July 2016
Entrepreneur. Dad. Rugby Fan.

Stephen Years is a high-tech management professional, entrepreneur, and digital artist residing in Fresno, California. His career has spanned the technology world, providing him experience with web applications, social media, software, servers, databases, networking and telecommunications. However, no matter what field Stephen has worked in, he has found his greatest strength lies in his ability to take extremely complex subjects and communicate them to his audience in a succinct and visually compelling manner - thus facilitating understanding and acceptance.



  • 5 Rockets, Inc.
  • Oct 1, 2006 - Current
  • Internet marketing, design and strategy professional services organization


  • JuiceScape, Inc.
  • Oct 1, 2006 - Nov 1, 2007
  • JuiceScape was a start-up software company seeking to address the problem of growing power costs in the data center through intelligent software systems for server power conservation. JuiceScape’s software technology helped data center operators to report, optimize, and automate policies for server power consumption in the data center, reducing their overall power bill by 15% – 40%. As a founder of this company my responsibilities primarily focused on business planing, sales strategy and.securing investment dollars.

Technology Strategist

  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Sep 1, 2000 - Oct 1, 2006
  • Provide in-depth assessment of the technologies of other companies and analyze them for strengths/weaknesses relative to Sun’s technology portfolio in order to determine their level of threat, desirability as a potential acquisition target, or fitness as a strategic partner.


  • KMPG Consulting, LLP
  • Jun 1, 1999 - Sep 1, 2000
  • Managed team of consultants to delineate business process engineering methodology of OSS/BSS service offering for the telecommunications sector. In particular, this methodology focused on how to translate an enterprise’s current business processes into application logic used by various integrated software products in the OSS/BSS

Business Strategist

  • Interval Research Corporation
  • Jun 1, 1998 - Jun 1, 1999
  • Operated in a small, cross-functional team that evaluated future business opportunities for current research projects, which included: high-speed consumer electronics networking interconnects, ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless, 360-degree high-definition video cameras, satellite based data broadcasting and video compression/decompression ASICs

Founder / CEO

  • Feb 1, 2011 - Current
  • Don't send your resume. Tell your story.

The site comes out of Beta. Welcome to 1.0

  • Aug 17, 2011

Pitch data broadcasting company to Paul Allen and Vulcan Ventures

  • Interval Research Corporation
  • Jan 5, 1999

Promoted to Manager

  • KPMG Consulting
  • Jun 15, 2000

Join the Office of the Chief Technologist for Volume Systems Products, a $4B hardware division at Sun

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Feb 3, 2003

Acquire Kealia Systems

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Feb 8, 2004
  • Kealia Systems, founded by original Sun founder Andy Bechtolsheim, was acquired by Sun to kick-start the development of AMD-based 64-bit servers. I was a member of the technical due diligence team that ensured Kealia met Sun's technical requirements.

Acquire Aduva

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Feb 19, 2006
  • Sun acquires Aduva, software for Solaris and Linux patch management. I was a member of the technical due diligence team that ensured Aduva met Sun's technical requirements.

Founded company to address the energy consumption in the data center

  • JuiceScape
  • Oct 1, 2006
Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management
Telecommunications & Electronic Commerce (TEC)
Owen Merit Scholarship, Research assistant to professors Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak, Old Boys Rugby Club
Art History
UCLA Crew Team '89 - '90, Phi Kappa Psi
Startup success rate
Of the time I think the glass is half full
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