Stew focuses on investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest including information technology, business services, software, media, and consumer. Stew’s current investments include Forum Brands, Galvanize (acquired by Diligent), Jolyn, Junk King, SmartSign, VanMoof, and Vuori. Stew was previously involved with Norwest’s investment in The Learning Experience (acquired by Golden Gate Capital) and Turnitin (acquired by Advance).
Prior to joining Norwest, Stew worked at SurveyMonkey, where he managed several products and helped with business and corporate development efforts. Prior to SurveyMonkey, Stew was an associate at Spectrum Equity Investors for three years, where he originated, evaluated, and executed software, IT, and online media investment opportunities of $25-$100M. He was a member of the deal team that completed the Ancestry.com transaction in December 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.