Steve Dickman brings over 25 years of experience to represent clients before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, other state environmental regulators and federal authorities for permitting and enforcement matters arising under environmental regulation laws. Additionally, he practices water law and public utility regulation law.
He is a contributing writer for Nature and the Economist as well as an independent life science consultant, running his esteemed blog Boston Biotech Watch.
Early Life and Education
Dickman was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin to August and Verna Redemske and has five children, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Among his roles, he serves as president and general business manager of Harbert Hills Academy – a supportive ministry school following Ellen White’s balanced model of education as found in both Scripture and her writings – vice president of membership recruitment at ASI; leadership positions within The Layman Foundation, The E. A. Sutherland Education Association as well as other ministries supporting ministries.
He is an experienced attorney specializing in Texas environmental, water and sewer utility law and administrative law. He has represented both public and private clients such as large cities; municipal utilities; investor-owned utilities; landowners.
As an attorney, Dickman represented clients before state and federal environmental agencies for regulatory proceedings as well as individuals facing accusations of criminal and civil fraud in relation to business dealings.
His compositions delve deep into the realm of ecstatic experiences by employing his own musical scales that combine minimalist aesthetic with Eastern influences. Furthermore, studying Indian classical music greatly shaped his work.
Three contestants auditioned to fill these flippers: Foster Swartz, a recent Pine View High School graduate; Dickman with 13 years as Snooty experience and Craig Phillips from Hanover College in Indiana – each playing to his strengths during auditions.
Dickman previously assisted health and high-tech industry leaders to build their businesses through business development services and value-creating corporate-finance transactions. He served on the board of directors of iScience Surgical, ROX Medical and Sensitech.
Achievement and Honors
Steve Dickman is a seasoned senior accounting professional with more than 25 years of progressive experience providing business advisory and assurance services to public companies. He has held leadership roles at both public and private entities – including TSX Venture Exchange-listed ones.
Since moving to Sarasota in 1989, John and Sharon have volunteered their services at La Musica de Asolo/Sarasota Orchestra/Historic Asolo as ushers as well as volunteering at La Circus Arts Conservatory/Historic Asolo as well as Mote Marine Aquarium where he dresses as Gilly the shark mascot; Community Haven/Easter Seals programs as ushers; Mote Marine Aquarium where John often dresses up as Gilly; Community Haven/Easter Seals agencies among many others.
He has the unique ability to connect with and build trusting relationships with his clients to understand their individual needs and provide insightful financial guidance accordingly.
Steve is the President and Founder of Harbert Hills Academy, a supporting ministry school which employs an evidence-based model derived from Scripture and Ellen White’s writings. Additionally, Steve serves on numerous boards for organizations involved in evangelism.
Dickman is best known as the publisher of Boston Biotech Watch, an influential industry blog. Before founding CBT Advisors in 2003, he spent four years at TVM Capital where his portfolio investments included Sirna Therapeutics – sold to Merck for $1.1 billion shortly afterwards.
Dickman’s music places words at its core; four out of the five works featured here feature texts which invoke modes of spiritual experience. His global travels and musical studies in India profoundly inform his compositions.
Matthew Dickman was an American poet known for his works Amigos, Something About a Black Scarf, and Wish You Were Here. He received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers and Vermont Studio Center as well as being an ardent family man and hard worker who enjoyed spending time with his children.
Dickman placed second at his NCAA Regional, before losing in his opening match of the Championships to eventual 118-pound champion Leo Misdom of Illinois State and ending up with an overall record of 123-32-1 while wrestling for Sycamores.
Steve currently serves as CEO of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based CBT Advisors, an investment consulting firm. With 16 years of operating, entrepreneurial, and venture experience – including two stints at Prism Venture Partners where he led investments and board membership of iScience Surgical, ROX Medical, Sensitech (acquired by Carrier/UTX), as well as working at TVM Capital – Steve has successfully navigated his way through venture investing.