Team Members

Steve Olsen

Operating Partner

Steve joined Akoya in 2013 to help build the Specialty Chemicals Sector.

Steve had a 25+ year career helping to grow and build industrial companies including more than 20 years at the GAF Corporation and its chemicals business, International Specialty Products.  At ISP Steve led the M&A program for many years and helped the company acquire, integrate and build more than 15 acquisitions which added hundreds of millions of revenue and strategic products, technologies and businesses to ISP. During his ISP tenure Steve also led the Marketing program, R&D, the business in the Americas, in Asia Pacific as well as the global Performance Chemicals business.

Steve has a BA with highest distinction from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford. Steve currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors on our portfolio company Edge Adhesives.