Stephen Reeves

Biography of Stephen Reeves

Steve Reeves-7.jpgFinancial Executive
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Stephen Reeves '81 is an experienced financial executive with nearly 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies and major consulting firms. 

As the former executive vice president and chief financial officer for Enviva, LP, Steve was responsible for all aspects of finance. He oversaw all of Enviva’s corporate infrastructure and information technology. Through his leadership, Enviva has diversified its sources of financing beyond equity capital to close on the first debt facility in the sustainable wood biomass industry. Prior to joining Enviva, Steve was the SVP and CFO of The Black & Decker Corporation, a $5 billion, NYSE-traded global power tool and home improvement product manufacturer. Steve has also worked in the audit practice at Ernst & Young, LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting firms.

Prior to Enviva, Mr. Reeves spent fifteen years at The Black & Decker Corporation in a number of finance positions culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.   Prior to Black & Decker, Mr. Reeves worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Reeves has been active with the Smeal College for some time including the recruitment of Smeal MBA graduates for Black & Decker and participated on several of the fundraising campaigns.  He has established and funded a Trustee Scholarship benefiting out of state students at Smeal as well as establishing the Reeves Family Early Career Professorship and the Reeves Family Student Success Fund, both to benefit Smeal’s Department of Accounting.

Mr. Reeves is the father of three children, one of whom is also a Smeal graduate, and in his spare time is an avid golfer.  Mr. Reeves and his wife, Penny, split their time between Bethesda, Maryland and Charleston, South Carolina.