Steve graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Scholar of the College from Boston College in 1997 with Bachelors degrees in both English and Communications. He then earned a Masters Degree from Fordham University in Public Communications in 1998.
That year, he began his professional career as both an Internal and External Communications Director for the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Polo Ralph Lauren. While there, he learned effective management and operational techniques as well as the importance of a company’s reliance upon technology in order to succeed in the 21st Century.
In September of 1999, Steve entered the mortgage industry and began working in a management position for a Federal Housing Administration Direct Endorsed Lender. There, he not only learned the nuances of loan processing and underwriting, but also best-practices for originating and closing mortgage loans.In 2002, Steve left that company along with three others and took a series of Branch Management positions for two nationwide mortgage companies.
In August of 2003, Steve began another stage of his career, this time as an entrepreneur, when he founded Domus Mortgage Services, Inc. With the assistance, guidance, and support of his father, Don Odierno, and close friend, Matt Reid, the company grew by 2006 into one of the most successful mortgage brokerage firms in New York.
By the time he was 31, his company had successfully arranged in excess of $400,000,000 in residential mortgage loans. For his part, he has participated in more than 2,000 mortgage transactions, become a Real Estate Agent, successfully invested in a number of residential and commercial properties, and acquired businesses.