CEO, Halmos Holdings
Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! While still in college, at age 21, Steve Halmos co-founded SafeCard Services, a company that partnered with credit card issuers to sell services to credit card holders. By the time he retired as CEO, SafeCard Services had grown to be the largest company of its kind, was listed on the NYSE, had 13.4 million subscribers, had a market capitalization of $1.2 billion, and had generated $355 million in profit during his tenure as CEO. But once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. Steve later formed The Reunion Group, also marketing service programs through credit card issuers and catalogers, and Halmos Holdings, through which he invests in real estate, restaurants, and private equity. Incredibly, this busy NSU Trustee and inductee into NSU's Entrepreneur & Business Hall of Fame, is able to carve out time for "In Residence" sessions for just two elite universities: for the students of NSU, and for Steve's alma mater, Harvard Business School.