Entrepreneur, Avid Adventure Athlete, Husband, and Father.
To say I’m just a normal guy is a huuuuuge understatement. I love life. I mean, truly love life. Many people say that, but I back it up every day with my actions. I’m a normal guy with non-traditional methods of thinking.
I date my wife. I love hanging out and playing with my kids. I meditate. I journal…and when I’m really looking for a challenge, I find myself training for something really hairy and audacious. Like Kokoro camp, where me and a few buddies spent 53 hours training with Navy Seals. No sleep. No breaks. Just 53 straight hours of pure unadulterated bliss.
Steele founded privately-held Selectblinds.com in 2003, growing it from first-year revenues of $885K to over $65 million in just 10 years. Based in Tempe, Arizona, the company has been ranked on the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America lists, landing at #815 in 2009 with a three-year growth rate of 362%.In 2008 it was ranked #287 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide with a 33% growth in sales credited to brand marketing efforts through partnerships engineered by Steele with popular television shows and networks such as ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fox’s Home Free (2015 TV series), Bravo’s Top Design, Netflix, HGTV and the Discovery Channel.
One of the first true ecommerce sites to incorporate the use of carts and recognize the importance of reviews, the company still maintains its own proprietary platform to sell its window blinds and shades and related products. Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work by the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Business Journal, Select Blinds currently has almost 100 employees.