Steve Shpilsky, Co-Founder and CEO of STAY OPEN & stayDAO
Steve is the Co-founder and CEO of STAY OPEN & stayDAO, building the world’s largest network of digital nomad and travel communities in repurposed buildings—with a portion of DAO proceeds going to help unhoused people.
With over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, real estate fund manager, and developer, Steve has raised and invested over $250 million financing and developing branded hotel projects valued at over $750 million (1,000+ keys) including the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and LAX Hyatt House/Place. Steve is co-GP of a $130 million project converting a 250,000 square foot office building by LAX to a 401-room hotel. In 2010, he co-founded and was the CEO of CaRE, one of the most reputable EB-5 Regional Centers in Los Angeles with 600+ investors & LPs.
Before that, at PwC in San Jose, San Francisco and Moscow, Steve specialized in anti-corruption, financial due diligence, regulatory compliance, and complex cross border matters. He holds a BS in Accounting and a MBA from University of Southern California, is fluent in Russian, and was a CPA. Kiev-born, Steve grew up in Los Angeles returning to Ukraine to run a real estate development fund before settling back in Los Angeles, where he now lives with his wife and children.