Steve died May 19, 2014, at his home in St. Charles, Ill.
He came to Princeton from Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio. At Princeton, Steve majored in economics. He lived in Patton Hall junior year with Richard Clifton, Dennis Grzezinski, John Hedeman, Calvert Kendrick, Robert Thomas, and David Whitman. He spent the following summer in Japan, an experience that informed his thesis. He graduated with high honors.
Steve earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for Humana and BATUS Inc. in Louisville before moving to Illinois to take a position with the Sears corporate office. Following his tenure with Sears, Steve founded Martin Consulting and guided the successful transformations of many failing businesses. During the last 10 years of his career, Steve’s professional focus was in Asia, especially Indonesia and China, where he served as CFO of Matahari Putra Prima, among other positions.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Allen John and Audrey Fox Martin. He is survived by his loving wife, Vevia; daughter Samantha and her husband, Dustin; brother David and his wife, Ana, and their children, Derek and Keith.