Stage: Growth Equity
Location: Palo Alto

Stew leads growth equity investments across consumer products and services, eCommerce, retail, and business services. Stew’s current investments include Forum Brands, Hatcheri, 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 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

Get To Know Stew
  • 01
    What was your first job?
    I sold computers (and overpriced warranties) at CompUSA.
  • 02
    What was your first concert?
    Dave Matthews Band – their first tour back in 1995
  • 03
    What are your interests outside work?
    Hiking, cooking, Philly sports, trying to keep up with my young kids