Steve Soderling principal Tonka Bay Equity Partners, LLC Experience Steve joined Tonka Bay in 2005, after spending seven years on the buyout team of Norwest Equity Partners. At Norwest, he was involved in originating and closing management buyout and growth equity investments. He began his career with the Arthur Andersen economic and financial consulting group in the Chicago and Minneapolis offices. Education Steve holds a degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame. Interests While not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also keeps busy coaching youth sports, attending his kids' events, and occasionally squeezing in a round of golf. Steve is an avid college sports fan and also cheers for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he also played hockey. Steve is active with his church and a committee member for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the country's best collegiate hockey player. Steve also enjoys military history books, family travel, skiing and maintaining a backyard hockey rink during the winter.