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Steven Kantor

Executive Vice President

Founder & Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Collaborative
General Partner, Backswing Ventures
Office: 856-429-6000, Ext. 331 Mobile: 856-265-6613

Steven Kantor is Executive Vice President and Principal of KEH Insurance Agency, Inc. Steve has a vast and notable background in professional services sales, business consulting, management liability and risk management throughout multiple industries. He has earned the Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute. This Property and Casualty Insurance designation identifies individuals who have satisfactorily completed examinations exploring the various aspects of management liability exposures and coverage forms.

Steve has been Managing Director at Jefferson Wells International, as well as a Manager of Business Development at Smart and Associates. He also co-founded the Complete Enrollment Agency, a non-profit organization created to help seniors with low incomes enroll in government benefits to improve their quality of life. He was also the co-founder of Eldersearch.com which became a leading online community to provide support and resources for those caring for a loved one suffering from alzheimers disease. The company was acquired by The Fischer Foundation for Research in 2001.

Steve serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Destination Imagination where he is the Chairman and founder of the International Advisory Council.
Prior board memberships include being a founding member and Chair of the Philadelphia Board for Corporate Governance which Steve created in 2001 as an educational and networking group supporting executives of publicly traded companies in the Philadelphia region. He was a member of the George and Lois Krall Center for Corporate and Executive Education at Drexel University and the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, a member of the National Philanthropic Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Delaware Valley, and a member of the board of Trustees of Rutgers University (Camden, NJ).

Steve has been a judge of the Wharton School of Business – Business Plan Competition (2004-2009), a judge in the Fox School of Business at Temple University – Business Plan Competition (2005), and a judge in the Rohrer College of Business – Business Plan Competition (2010-2011).

In 2004, he was awarded “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, and received the Leadership Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In 2008, Steve created and was the founding Chair of the Technology Leaders of the Delaware Valley. In 2012, he started and is founding co-Chair of the Life Sciences Collaborative. He also is the founder and Chairman of the Calling All Angels Gala to benefit the CARES Institute (Child Abuse Research and Educational Services) at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Proceeds from the benefit have now totaled more than $ 1 million.

Education
Bachelor in Business Administration, Rutgers University
Graduate Certificate in Finance, LeBow College of Business at Drexel University
Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) Designation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI)