Steve Robling has more than three decades of experience in corporate finance, including a background in private equity, investment banking and international markets. Prior to Blue Ridge Networks, he served as the chief financial officer of four telecommunications or information technology businesses, including Datagardens, Inc. and Novo Networks. He has also served on the boards of Berliner Communications, Novo Networks, DataGardens, and eVentures Latin America.

Robling served as a managing director at the LIATI Group an investment banking boutique that focused on private equity investments. Prior to joining the LIATI Group, Robling was a senior managing director and member of the investment committee at Hamilton Lane Advisors, a private equity investment consultant, and served as Vice President in the International and mergers and acquisition departments at Lazard Freres & Co.  He began his career at in the international department at Chemical Bank, (now J P Morgan Chase).  He has previously served on the advisory boards of the Carlyle Fund and William Blair Mezzanine.

Robling received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Georgetown University, where he graduated with distinction in economics.