The Risk Premium Factor


Sage, he was Vice President, International and Emerging Businesses (New Ventures), for The Weather Channel Interactive where he started a successful M&A program, oversaw new growth opportunities and businesses, including internationalbusiness, and, a vacation home rental site. Steve helped drive growth through internal and offshore product development, business development (web, wirelesscarriers, international JV) for international web and mobile properties in Europe, Asia, Latin America, two start-up businesses, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and evaluation, planning and launching  new business opportunities for TWCi.

Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Steve was with Servidyne, Inc., which acquired iTendant where he was CEO and co-founder. iTendant was a leading provider of SaaS based web and wireless guest and tenant service request, work order and maintenance solutions for hotels, office buildings and corporate facilities, founded in 2000 and acquired by Servidyne in April 2004.  He helped Servidyne transform their legacy software business to the cloud.

Previously Steve was with Stern Stewart & Co., a management consulting firm specializing in value-based management, where he was a Vice President, advising clients and leading engagements to increase shareholder value through corporate and financial strategy, value-based management, mergers & acquisitions, and the design and implementation of Stern Stewart’s proprietary EVA® framework for decision making and incentives in a variety of industries, including media, technology, and manufacturing.  Prior to that Steve was Vice President, Development of the Architectural Products Group of Oldcastle, Inc. a Global 500, where he was responsible for a successful M&A program, strategy and planning.  Earlier in his career, Steve was a systems consultant with Watson Wyatt, where he designed and programmed PC and mainframe systems.

Steve holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.S. in management systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Steve Hassett is an executive focused on helping companies drive new opportunities, growth and value.  He is a specialist in value management, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, new venture strategy, development, and execution for high technology, SaaS, web, and mobile businesses.  

He is author of "The Risk Premium Factor: A New Model for Understanding the Volatile Forces That Drive Stock Price (Wiley Finance) and “The Risk Premium Factor Valuation Model for Calculating the Equity Market Risk Premium and Explaining the Value of the S&P with Two Variables” in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (Spring 2010) and is a regular contributing author for the Seeking Alpha investment web site.  Steve was most recently an executive with Verint Systems and previously led corporate development for Sage Group plc in North America.  Prior to