King-Devick technologies, inc.
Steve Devick, OD, CEO and Chairman
Steve Devick, Chairman and CEO of King-Devick technologies, inc. has been a career entrepreneur. Throughout his tenure in the business world, he has founded multiple successful companies, including the King-Devick technologies, inc., a company that allowed him for the first time to combine his healthcare background with his business acumen.
In 2015, Mayo Clinic, for the first time in its 150-year history, executed a co-branding equity contract with an outside company, King-Devick technologies, inc. The sideline concussion screening product is now called the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic (KDT).
In addition to King-Devick technologies, inc., Devick has founded/co-founded a series of successful public and private companies, including Platinum Entertainment (NASDAQ: PTET) the world’s largest independent and publicly traded music company with artists such as The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, John Denver, Pete Townshend, Dionne Warwick and many others. At Platinum Entertainment, Devick produced their House of Blues release by Otis Rush which, in 1999, won the Grammy for Best Blues Album. Additionally, Devick and well known performer/entrepreneur Dan Aykyord, co-produced the star studded release Blues Brothers and Friends: Live From the Chicago House of Blues.
Devick also co-founded Blue Rhino (NASDAQ: RINO), a propane cylinder exchange company that at the time of its sale in 2004 had more locations than McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s combined. Platinum technology (NASDAQ: PLAT) was also co-founded and in 1999 was sold for $3.6 billion; more than any software company had sold for prior to that date. Devick also founded, Concert Hot Spot, which received a Gold Record for the sales of the video soundtrack of the Twilight Saga movie series.
In addition to founding and co-founding multiple businesses, Devick also produced a feature length film, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, which addressed the epidemic of concussions in sports, and was directed by Academy Award honored Steve James. Head Games won Best Documentary at the Boston Film Festival and many other awards including Best Sports Documentary from both Sports Illustrated and iTunes.
Devick was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Forty Under Forty business leaders; a regional finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year; New City’s Most Influential People Top 20; and Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He also received the Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy for outstanding sports related medical research. In 2015, the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic was awarded the Chicago Innovation Award. KDT was selected as a winner from 535 semi-finalists, and 100 finalists. In 2016 Devick received the Innovation of the Year Award from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Outside of work, Devick has been a competition weight lifter, and won the US Nationals Bench Press Championship-Masters III Division in 2012. He completed his BS and OD degree requirements at Western Illinois University and the Illinois College of Optometry.