Stephen is a scientist with over 50 publications, 100 plus patents, and chapters in a number of books. Whilst a scientist by training Stephen is at heart an entrepreneur with a track record of success in identifying opportunities, raising finance (~£100m), commercialising products, and taking companies to exit. Stephen has built a number of businesses and created and commercialised products which satisfy a global unmet need. Stephen founded OptiBiotix in May 2012 to commercialise opportunities in the immature but evolving microbiome field. He listed the company in August 2014 on the London Stock Exchange. The company has seen rapid growth with over 54 deals in the last two year and products now being commercialised in over 30 countries and in major retail stores in the UK and Europe.