Mr. Stephen J. Shaper is the Founder and CEO of Middlemarch Capital Corporation, a boutique investment firm specializing in seed investments, serves as a Principal at Convergent Investors, a private equity VC firm with offices in Austin and Houston, and a Consultant at Think Finance Inc, a Texas based company providing technology, analytics, and marketing services to financial businesses.
Mr. Shaper has 35 years of experience in the payments industry. He served as an Executive VP of Sales of PreCash Inc. And a CEO at TeleCheck Services. Through his career, Mr. Sharper owned or managed more than 30 manufacturing, distribution and importing companies. His first success was turning around his family’s failing window manufacturing business. One of his other companies turned into the largest roof truss company in the world, and another became the industry leader in check verification services. Prior to his business career, Mr. Shaper served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Shaper is an active gold member and a mentor of World President’ Organization, a global leadership organization of chief executives. He is very active in the community. He also served a term on the Rice University Board of Governors.
Mr. Shaper received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.