Reuben Steiger's career has focused on
using interactive technologies to build
communities that both reflect and enhance
the physical world.
Prior to founding Millions of Us, Steiger
was the Evangelist for Linden Lab, creators
of the 3-D virtual world Second Life. In
that role he was responsible for business
development efforts and bringing the first
wave of corporations and commercial developers
into Second Life. He also focused on strategic
product developments designed to lower the
boundary between the virtual world and the
Internet, including Snapzilla (the Flickr
of Second Life), SLTV (live TV from Second
Life) and Slurl.com (location-based linking
into Second Life).
Prior to Linden Lab, he was VP of Interactive
Services at Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN)
where he led efforts to translate the vision
of the still unfinished $2.8 billion casino
to the web.
Until 2002, he was Chief Development Officer
at OVEN Digital, where he helped build that
company into the world's largest privately-owned
Internet consultancy with 11 offices and
350 employees worldwide. At OVEN, Steiger
headed efforts to build the world's most
advanced broadband services firm, creating
OneCosmos.net, a 3-D model of the known
physical universe as well as a host of next
generation broadband services for WINFirst,
a $900 million Fiber-to-the-Home company.
Steiger holds a BA in English Literature
from Brown University and lives in Marin
County with his wife and two young children.