Steve Zika is honored to be the Executive Director of KidKnits, and is passionate about expanding the economic impact of KidKnits in Rwanda, Chile, and other regions of the world as well as the educational impact in the United States.
Steve, with his family, reached the decision three years ago to leave his job at Advanced Micro Devices to pursue a new career where he could apply the business leadership skills that he had developed during his time at AMD to address critical challenges facing our world today.
During the subsequent two years, Steve was the co-founder of Donavi, the non-profit that has evolved into KidKnits, as well as two other start-up companies.
After Steve's daughter Ellie developed the concept of KidKnits, it started as a part-time hobby for Steve and the family. However, the success in the early months led Steve to believe that this project was a calling that was worthy of his full time effort. He left his previous start-up in August of 2011 to focus on KidKnits full time.