Steve Rhodes brings decades of business, finance, and banking experience to his position at Trendlines.
He serves as the Chairman of Trendlines Incubators Israel and as Investment Committee Chair of Trendlines Medical Singapore. Steve is a director and chairman of a number of Trendlines’ portfolio companies. He founded The Trendlines Group with Todd Dollinger in 2007 and shares the positions of Chairman and CEO of Trendlines with Todd. Together, they lead the Group’s strategy.
In 1988, Steve joined SRD Medical. After serving as its CFO, he became its VP Sales and Marketing. It was at SRD that Steve met Todd. In 1993, Steve and Todd founded Trendlines International. Under their leadership, Trendlines International grew to become one of Israel’s leading business development consulting firms.
In 2004, Steve became CEO of the of the incubator that is now Trendlines Medical, a position he held until 2010.
Todd and Steve founded The Trendlines Group in 2007 and merged the principal consulting activities of Trendlines International into the Group the following year.
Under the strength of their longstanding partnership, Todd and Steve oversaw the Singapore Stock Exchange IPO in 2015, took two companies public on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (E.T.View Medical and FlowSense Medical), and expanded the Group’s activities internationally, including raising funds for Trendlines’ portfolio companies around the world.
Steve began his career at the Chicago branch of Bank Leumi in 1979 where he advanced through a number of financial marketing and lending positions, including director of marketing. He moved to Bank Leumi in Israel when he and his family moved to Israel in 1985. Steve rose to the position of deputy manager of Bank Leumi’s International Division.
Steve received his MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Harvard University. He is a CPA in the State of Illinois.