Steven Bartz – Eden Prairie School Board Member
Steven Bartz is an experienced businessperson with expertise across various fields. Additionally, he’s actively involved with his community – serving on Eden Prairie School Board.
He specializes in corporate, intellectual property and real estate law and has advised on transactions involving complex joint ventures and private investment funds.
Early Life and Education
Steve Bartz hails from Wisconsin and was raised on a farm near Merrill. He currently resides with his wife and four children – he’s graduating college while two of his younger ones attend high school – Grace Church is his church home, serving at school carnivals as a career speaker and mentor, among other roles.
He has been serving on the Board since 2021 and is dedicated to upholding community values within its education system. He advocates for smaller class sizes and greater emphasis on physical fitness, music, clubs and team activities as well as teachers being approachable and accepting individual perspectives.
Dr. Steven Bartz, MD specializes in family medicine in Milwaukee, WI and currently practices at Plank Road Clinic affiliated with both Froedtert Hospital and Prohealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he accepts multiple insurance plans.
Steven Bartz is an attorney at Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office and specializes in complex joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities regulations (such as securities law compliance issues and Investment Advisers Act / broker-dealer registration issues ) as well as providing advice. He provides his expertise for joint venture transactions as well as broker dealer registration matters for clients.
Bartz could bring another invaluable attribute to Yahoo in the form of international experience. Computer-aided design software is increasingly purchased by emerging markets and Bartz has worked for Yahoo on their business development team overseas for many years.
Bartz would face a difficult challenge should she succeed Yang as Yahoo CEO; its strength depends on having leadership that builds on its strengths while eliminating weaknesses, an experienced executive capable of instilling confidence among Wall Street, major partners, advertisers and the company’s millions of users.
Achievement and Honors
Bartz was elected to the Eden Prairie School Board following the resignation of former Board Director Veronica Stoltz on Nov. 2. He beat four other candidates in this five-candidate race and earned their votes.
Bartz also works at Merck while studying Occupational and Life Skills at Bellevue College; simultaneously he is working towards his theater-concentrated AA degree while serving as assistant stage manager for campus productions.
Steven Bartz is an attorney from Dallas specializing in representing various companies and private equity funds in areas including finance, hospitality & leisure, sport & entertainment, real estate & healthcare.
He currently practices law as a partner at Greenberg Traurig and previously held positions with DLA Piper, K&L Gates, and Thompson & Knight. His extensive list of clients include Tailwater Capital and Rosewood Private Investments.
Mr. Marr serves as Chairman of Seagen, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Seattle. As its BD and licensing efforts leader, he completed post-doctoral work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center before marrying Bill Marr (another former executive from Data General and Sun Microsystems).
Clients of this firm include large private investment funds and corporations. It holds a Series 65 license, qualifying it to provide investment advisory services from Glendale Heights, Illinois.
Bartz took over an unruly situation at Yahoo, which was struggling to compete against Google Inc and attract advertisers. Her no-nonsense leadership style and sometimes harsh rhetoric raised doubts over her abilities to turn around the company.
She joined Yahoo after 14 years as CEO at Autodesk, where she helped transform it from business software into one of the premier providers of computer-aided design technology for architects and builders. She has also served on the boards of 3M, Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corp as well as on President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.