Steve Imke has lived in Monument, CO since 1986 with his wife Kim and their three boys. Steve has founded several small businesses in Colorado; most notable was Horizon Interactive in 1994. In 1999, he sold Horizon Interactive to the publicly-traded business, Interleaf, and was hired as Vice President of Operations in their services division. With Horizon Interactive at its core, and with the resource of a publicly-traded company, Steve helped grow the services division during the next two years from $8 million to over $32 million in sales and over 250 employees.
Before starting Horizon Interactive, Steve owned an Invisible Fencing franchise. He started working for Digital Equipment Corporation as a Course Developer and ultimately became the Site Manager for the Colorado Documentation and Course Development Operations division. Currently, Steve owns several small businesses, which he uses to manage his passive income portfolio primarily through Residential and Commercial Real Estate holdings and through Oil and Gas Investments. He also writes a small business blog (SteveBizBlog.com) to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their dream of business ownership. Steve also has several other websites to educate investors about the Oil and Gas industry.
Steve volunteers his time to many civic organizations. Steve is an accredited SCORE mentor, consultant for the SBDC and sits on their Advisory Board, and was a member and treasurer of the Board of Directors for the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, a local non-profit helping individuals with developmental disabilities. He was also the Entrepreneurship Director for Pikes Peak Community College.