President of Ridge Global
Steve Kohler is president of Ridge Global and has served in a number of roles for its affiliates including as Chief Innovation Officer for Ridge Global and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer for Ridge Global Solutions and as a principal advisor for the strategic consulting practice. He currently serves on the policy advisory board of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University and is an member of the Industrial Control Systems Advisory Board (ISC-AB).
He previously served as president of Space Florida, a statewide Special District focused on economic development within the Florida aerospace economic sector. Before that, Mr. Kohler was the president of Winner Global Defense, a privately held company focused on military and non-military applications of aircraft countermeasures and laser based detection technologies. earlier, he served as senior vice president for Corporate Advisory Services for CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh.
In June 1996, the Governor Ridge appointed Kohler to lead the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team, where he led the states economic development incentives and business attraction and expansion programs. He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Edinboro University.