CEO & Founder
A.J. is the Founder & CEO of Steignet. He is a former Merrill Lynch Investment Banker turned serial entrepreneur. Mr. Steigman’s last venture Soletron was a VC backed ecommerce startup that he exited to the industry leader.
Steigman is an international chess champion and was formerly ranked #1 for his age for 8 years. Mr. Steigman was the youngest expert in the U.S. at the age of 10, beat Bobby Fischer’s record for becoming a Master at the age of 13, was an All-American for 8 years, and represented the U.S. all over the world in numerous international competitions. Steigman is applying his pattern-recognition capabilities combined with his finance and real estate backgrounds to disrupt the residential real estate market.
He has bought millions of dollars and represented numerous clients in the single family sector. From those experiences, he knew that there must be a better and more efficient way in analyzing residential real estate deals and decided to found Steignet.
A.J. attended Emory University’s Goizueta Business School on the Goodrich C. White academic scholarship and graduated with Honors with concentrations in Finance & Management. Furthermore, he has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a triple major in Finance, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurial Management, and graduated with Honors. He attended Wharton on several academic, entrepreneurial, and real estate scholarships including winning the Wharton Zell / Lurie Real Estate Entrepreneurship award.
He is a Lyme Disease survivor, and in his free time, tries to help out others affected by the disease.