Steven R. Mills joined DCA Partners in 2002, and is both a Partner in the Firm’s investment banking business as well as a General Partner of DCA Capital Partners, the Company’s affiliated private equity fund.
Mr. Mills brings more than 25 years of executive financial management and transactional experience to the Firm. Prior to joining DCA, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Responsys, Inc., a global provider of on–demand email and life cycle marketing automation software and solutions. Prior to Responsys, he was the Chief Financial Officer of AnyTime Access, Inc., a provider of outsourced lending services. Anytime Access was sold to Digital Insight in 2000 that was later acquired by Intuit. Mr. Mills also served as a member of the Board, designated as a Financial Expert, and was the Audit Committee Chairman for Humboldt Bancorp (NASD: HBEK) for approximately two years prior to its merger with Umpqua Bank in 2004.
Prior to AnyTime Access, Mr. Mills was a Partner with Ernst & Young, LLP in both the San Jose and Sacramento offices, where he specialized in consulting with technology companies and other organizations in various sectors—both public and pre–IPO—concerning all elements of their financial and tax affairs, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, and structuring financing and international transactions. While at E&Y, Mr. Mills was a founding member of the San Jose Office Entrepreneurial Services Group, and also served as the Director of Taxes for the Sacramento office. Mr. Mills started his professional career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in various management positions prior to joining E&Y.
Mr. Mills is an Attorney, holding a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Mills has been admitted to the state bar in Nebraska, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in both California and Nebraska. He is also a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Mills has instructed courses at San Jose State University, Golden Gate University, as well as the University of Nebraska. He is a former member of the board and past President of the Crocker Art Museum Association. He currently serves on the board of Valley Vision and is the Treasurer of the Sacramento Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization.
Steven R. Mills
DCA Capital Partners