Chief Marketing Officer
He is responsible for brand development and enhancement of the value of the Relevant Brands holdings. Steve has been a partner in the marketing communications firm, Nonbox in Portland, OR where he has provided strategic direction for clients in consumer products, technology and sports marketing companies.
His works in sports and consumer products includes companies like adidas, Nike, Stages Indoor Cycling, Professional Bowlers Association, Peter Jacobsen Sports, Devine Sports, Zepp, and a number of USGA Championships.
Prior to founding Nonbox, Karakas spent 16 years as a partner in KVO Advertising and Public Relations. KVO started in 1983 and by 1999 grew to be the second largest advertising and PR firm in Portland with 130 employees in Portland, Mountain View CA and Boston.
He has a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and MBA from Portland State University. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Portland State University’s Business school.
Steve lives in Portland with his wife. He is a runner and golfer and plays in a local rock band in Portland.