Mr. Valentino is a current candidate for California Sate Senate in 2012 www.valentino2012.com
Mr. Valentino was created Founding Member of the Clean Technology Committee for the California Democratic Party.
Mr Valentino is the founder of The Plasma Solution, a green technology consulting firm and the official Western Marketing and Political consultant to Star tech Environmental Technologies
2004 – Present, Host of SYR Radio
Mr. Stephen Valentino serves as Founder, Chairman and CEO of SYR Radio, Inc., and as the on-air Host of “Serves You Right” ® on CRN Radio Networks, nationwide. The show is broadcast on Saturday’s at 3:00PM (Pacific Time) into 28 million homes across the country. Mr. Valentino is largely responsible for the creative content of the show as well as a major participant in the selection of future development projects for the Company.
2000 - 2004, CEO & Chairman, The Valentino Group, Inc.
The Valentino Group, Inc., a benefits-consulting firm placed billions in pension assets from a client base that included the State of California, the Construction Trades Council, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. While growing his family business substantially, Mr. Valentino supervised the largest rollover of pension funds in history (in excess of $1.2 Billion) that were placed with The Hartford. In 2004 Mr. Valentino sold his family company.
1996 - 2002, Entertainment Editor, QSF Magazine
Mr. Valentino was the Entertainment Editor of QSF Magazine where he reviewed entertainment venues, restaurants, travel locations, and the latest cars. His regular column, “Serves You Right”, was created as a vehicle to interview the world’s most prominent chefs and to review cookbooks and culinary equipment.
1990 - 2000, CEO & Founder, Valentino Productions
As the CEO and Founding Partner of Valentino Productions, he mobilized Hollywood stars to perform for the benefit of such organizations as Easter Seals, the Special Olympics, Toys For Tots, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Make A Wish Foundation. In 2000 Mr. Valentino sold his interest in the Company.
1982 - 1986 Advertising Director Marin Center Bulletin
In this position Mr. Valentino grew the publication from 12 pages to 60, implemented a full face lift and branding, built and trained a sales staff of eight, and increased circulation from 22,000 to over 75,000.
1976- Present, Various Entertainment Endeavours
Stephen remains active in all levels of performance. He has appeared in leading roles in operas, plays and musicals worldwide. He was the host of “San Francisco In Flight” for United Airlines, and covered restaurants, clubs, cultural events, and hot tourist spots. He has been seen and heard in films, television commercials, public service announcements, and voice-over spots; Stephen has also had the honor of appearing at many political events and in a Command Performance for His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, of England.
1974 – 1977, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a voice major on full scholarship
1972 -1974, Hofstra University in New York on full scholarship, majoring in music with minors in drama and speech
1968 – 1972, Graduated from William Floyd High School, in the top 1% of his class, with a Regents Diploma, a Regents Scholarship, and a Merritt Scholar.
Mr. Valentino received grants to study and perform at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and the Banff Festival in Alberta, Canada.
CHARITABLE WORK, HONORS, AFFILIATIONS AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Currently seated on the Advisory Board of the Richmond/Ermett Aids Foundation. Currently a Member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Currently a Member of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA). Was recognized by United Nations Secretary General U- Thant for his efforts for UNICEF. Served for four years as a California State Senatorial Commissioner on the Business Insurance Advisory Commission. Was dubbed “San Francisco’s Beloved Bon Vivant” by noted columnist, Herb Caen. The City and County of San Francisco - by Proclamation and unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor’s office - for Mr. Valentino’s efforts on its behalf, named a day in his honor.
Mr. Valentino has a vast and active contact list in the Entertainment, Charitable, Political and Financial arenas
Stephen was born and raised in New York where he began his career in the entertainment industry at the age of six months. His baby photographer wanted to submit him as a candidate for the Beechnut Baby Food label, but his mother declined, so he had to wait till he was five to tread the boards in a musical review! He proceeded to perform year after year and even founded a theatre company, Mastic Community Theatre, at the age of fourteen, and served as its Artistic and Managing Director for four years. Mr. Valentino Currently Resides in Marin County, California
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Mr. Valentino collects pocket watches, jewels, designing and making jewelry, art, dragons, books, orchids and coins. He is also very interested in gardening, cooking, entertaining and reading.
Having performed in and studied French, Spanish, Italian, German and Latin: Mr. Valentino has a trifling level of proficiency in all of them