Chief Operating Officer
Steve is the Chief Operating Officer for St. Matthew’s House. He oversees all social enterprises as well as housing, shelter operations, accounting, HR and IT departments, facilities planning, and career development. Mr. Brooder has over thirty years of for-profit and nonprofit management experience in operations, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, planning and budgeting and development. In the past, he has served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Regional Director for two international companies.
He has been active with nonprofit groups including working with NGOs in host countries to provide highly skilled workers, developing sustainable housing for the most disadvantaged areas around the world, starting urban gardens in blighted areas, and helping homeless families with school-age children.
Before moving to Southwest Florida in 2002, Mr. Brooder was the Managing Partner of Royce International, an international marketing consulting firm for fifteen years. He also served as vice president for a large statewide trade association. He is a graduate of Penn State University and earned his MBA at Gannon University.
Steven and his wife Kathleen reside in Naples. Kathleen serves in the care ministry of their church. Their daughter is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and their son is a Manager for AT&T.