Stephen Schuster

Stephen Schuster

CEO/Founder at Rainier Communications
Westboro, United States


Chief Marketing Officer
January 2015 - Present (6 years 6 months)
Contextors is an amazing startup innovating in the natural language processing (NLP) space. The company is currently targeting the ed-tech market with a breakthrough product for English Language Learners (ELLs).
Member Board of Governors (Boroughs branch)
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
April 2014 - Present (7 years 3 months)
Member Board of Directors
Jewish Veg
September 2013 - Present (7 years 10 months)
Rainier Communications
April 1993 - Present (28 years 3 months)
After many years designing and marketing high-tech products, I recognized that the technology market needed a PR agency that could understand and professionally communicate complex technologies to technical audiences. Armed with a BSEE, an MBA and a great deal of experience, I founded Rainier in 1993. Since then, my team and I have guided a wide variety of companies - startups and established enterprises - through the process of positioning, branding, launch, and successful marketing of technical products, services and companies.
General Manager
Data Translation
1991 - 1993 (2 years)
Product Manager
1989 - 1990 (1 year)
Product Manager
Concurrent Computer
1987 - 1989 (2 years)
Design Engineer
Lexicon, Inc.
1985 - 1987 (2 years)
Designed pro-audio products, DSP, fiber-optics, analog, digital, software, ASICs
Design Engineer
Kurzweil Applied Intelligence
1982 - 1985 (3 years)
Designed DSP, multiprocessor systems for large-vocabulary speech recognition systems.
Co-op Engineer
RCA Government Systems
1981 - 1982 (1 year)
Westboro, United States


MBA, High-Tech MBA

1985 - 1987 (2 years)
Specialized program for high-tech business leaders - met nights and weekends while working full time.

BSEE, Control Theory, Signal Processing, Computer Architecture

1979 - 1983 (4 years)
Through NU's co-op program, I worked at RCA Government Systems during school, designing digital and analog circuits and systems for shipboard electronics test equipment. Also during school, I worked at Kurzweil Applied Intelligence and eventually accepted a full time job there upon graduation to design signal processing hardware and software for speech recognition systems.

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