Steve Aust, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President Steve Aust attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration in 1982. Since that time he has built a career of solid business experience that spans over 20 years. Since 1991, Steve has worked to raise over $100M in Venture Capital for several direct sales companies. In the mid 1990's Steve worked to raise capital for numerous dot.coms. Among these firms is the Video Home Shopping Network.com where he raised $8M, Visionquest.com where he raised $2.5M and 2Extreme Sports.com where he not only raised $5M but also took the company public. Another project of notoriety, in 1995, Steve worked with the world-renowned developer and financier, Donald Trump to create the Wall Street Café theme restaurant on 40 Wall Street in New York City's financial district. Steve secured $12M in initial financing to complete the development of the Wall Street Café. Prior to working in the investment Banking industry Steve had a very successful career direct sales. He owned and operated his own direct sales company that marketed many various products which span from nutrition and skin care to travel and entertainment. Steve performed in the Top 100 for 12 years with various direct sales companies with over 250,000 distributors. Steve has had a very dynamic professional life, prior to his business success in direct sales and investment-banking Steve spent his young adult life as a college and professional athlete. While at Pepperdine University he played Division I Basketball leading him to a professional basketball career playing for a European league as well as the Summer League Los Angeles Lakers. During his time on the Lakers squad Steve played with the likes of Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain and other world-class players.
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