Stew leads growth equity investments across consumer products and services, eCommerce, retail, and business services. Stew’s current investments include Forum Brands, Jolyn, MTN OPS, Poolwerx, SmartSign (acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners), VanMoof, and Vuori. Stew was previously involved with Norwest’s investment in Junk King (acquired by Neighborly), The Learning Experience (acquired by Golden Gate Capital), Galvanize (acquired by Diligent) and Turnitin (acquired by Advance).
Prior to joining Norwest, Stew worked at SurveyMonkey and was an associate at Spectrum Equity Investors for three years, where he originated, evaluated, and executed software and online media investment opportunities, including the acquisition of Ancestry.com in 2007.
Earlier, Stew spent three years as an Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, where he advised healthcare, media, and financial services companies on a range of strategic issues.
Stew holds an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in finance and entrepreneurial management and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Stanford University.
Recognition & Accolades: 2020 GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Investors