Through extensive experience in strategic planning, quality control, mega event management, marketing and sales, Eddie Marles has established and managed events and programs in over 16 countries. After being born in Pereira, Colombia, Eddie was educated in New York City and attended several public and private universities.

Stepstone Enterprises (SSE) is an environmentally focused and family oriented sports management company founded by Eddie Marles in 2006.  While money is an important aspect of our lives and sustainability, it is not the primary resource or main objective which SSE focuses on.  SSE focuses on the most important resource of all. The Human Resource.  Funds for achieving all of its philanthropic efforts are entirely generated through company SSE event efforts.

The Italian Soccer Academy (ITSA) is an affiliation program for clubs, players and families, and currently provides a network of services in the industry of soccer.