Steve started Dorato Capital Management, LLC in April 2000 in order to provide separately managed stock accounts for individual clients, and to provide a level of service typically not available from a mutual fund company. He started with two accounts and has added accounts and assets every year.

Steve spent two years in the Peace Corps in Molepolole, Botswana, teaching mathematics. He attended Stanford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Steve later received his Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University. He has earned the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP ™), and Enrolled Agent (EA).


Ben worked for Zacks Investment Management in Chicago prior to joining Dorato. He started in an entry level role working with individual clients, then advanced to a senior role where he partnered with financial advisors and assisted with economic forecasting.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently is a Level 3 Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program and holds the Enrolled Agent designation from the IRS.