Background/Bio

Steve Glenn

Chairman, SBCLA Board
CEO, LivingHomes

Steve Glenn is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC,http://www.livinghomes.net, a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes which combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction.

The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was erected in only eight hours, became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Homes Platinum rating, and was the only home to win the AIA¹s top sustainability award in 2007. The second LivingHome was named Green Home of the Year by Green Home Builder Magazine, and to date, nine LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum. 

Prior to founding LivingHomes, Glenn worked with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), managing the development of CHAI's first initiative in Africa, a $220 million program in Mozambique.

He founded and is former Chairman and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise ecommunity solutions. PeopleLink raised $35 million from AT&T Ventures, GE, Goldman Sachs, idealab and others.

Glenn was also a founding partner of idealab, a business incubator that raised $1 billion in venture capital funding, and which has founded or invested in a number of successful companies including: GoTo/Overture (OVER), NetZero/United Online (UNTD), CitySearch (TMCS), Tickets.com (TKTS), eToys, and CarsDirect. 
He has worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio and co-founded Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer where he served as a marketing specialist.

He holds a bachelor¹s degree with honors from Brown University and he was a Coro Fellow. Glenn teaches courses at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and California State University, Long Beach. He was named the Clean Tech CEO of the Year in 2008 by Clean Tech Week, Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 by LA City Council/Faith2Green, and was recently named "Greatest Person of the Day", by the Huffington Post.

Glenn's nonprofit work includes: co-founder and Chair of the Sustainable Business Council, http://www.sustainablebc.org, the Kaia Parker Dance Fund,http://www.kaiaparker.org, co-founder and former board member of Hope Street Group, http://www.hopestreetgroup.org, member of the board of directors of the Brown University Entrepreneur Forum, http://www.brownep.org, and the Watts House Project, http://www.wattshouseproject.org.