All About You: Steve Peer


Steve Peer was born on the East coast of Canada and raised in the rough jungles of Toronto. He says two things brought him to New Orleans. First, he fell in with his wife and then with the “live a happy life” culture down here.

He learned to shuck oysters as a boy, and now feels privileged to live in this oyster state. Steve embraces Louisiana culture (and his Louisiana wife and children) while working with his company, Peer Partners, a full-service interactive agency that services local and national brands. Even with all of that embracing, Steve still has time to work with companies that include Ochsner, Hertz, Sony, McDonald’s and Kellogg’s.

Steve’s favorite quote with regard to the digital revolution is, “Everything that can be digital, will be digital.” It’s his favorite quote because he wrote it.

Follow him on Twitter @everymahn.

What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

We are working on a cash Wedding, Baby and Honeymoon registry with a user experience that blows the competition out of the water. 🙂

If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?

Proactive Progressions – A provocative programming professional provides profound proselytizing (with probable profanities). I have much to say about current trends, startup execution and technology news… and will keep my alliteration to a minimum. 🙂

If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?

Nobel Peace – Really.

If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?


IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?


If you had to pick a drink to describe yourself (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?

Bloody Caesar.

Tell us about your biggest failure.

In my younger days, I was not aware of the concept of project scope, and would spend up to a year working on a feature-laden project that easily could have been completed in a few months with fewer features… and an upgrade path…! 🙂

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?


If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?

The late 1800s.

What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?

I’m very impressed with all of the activities that support local companies and venture funds.

The standard superpower dichotomy: