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Steve Conine is the co-founder and co-chairman of Wayfair, the largest online retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the U.S.

Prior to co-founding Wayfair, Steve co-founded Spinners Incorporated, an IT services firm. Spinners provided custom application development services to Fortune 500 companies including AOL Time Warner, The New York Times, JP Morgan Chase, and Merrill Lynch.

Steve was integral to the development of all technology solutions that Spinners created. He led Spinners to revenue and net income growth of 300% per year while maintaining a 30% net income margin.

In 1998, Spinners was sold to iXL, a publicly traded global technology consulting firm.After the sale of Spinners, Steve went on to serve as chief operating officer for the London office of iXL where he was responsible for the London-based operations and was involved in sales, service delivery and operations in the U.K. market.

After moving on from Spinners and iXL, Steve was founder, chief technology officer and board member of Simplify Mobile, a software company providing mobile phone management solutions to large enterprises. This was the third start-up that Steve founded with Niraj Shah before starting Wayfair together.

With Simplify Mobile, Steve was responsible for developing the software for the business. Simplify Mobile was sold to Tangoe, an enterprise software company offering a full telecommunications management solution.

In his spare time, Steve is a competitive mountain biker who travels internationally to compete in races. If he's not in a race, he's at home completing another woodworking project – a hobby he's pursued since age 13. In addition to woodworking and mountain biking, Steve enjoys several other outdoor activities including wake boarding, ice carving, stand-up paddle boarding, and flying quad copters.

Steve holds a B.S. from Cornell University, and lives in Boston, Mass., with his wife and three young children.

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