Stage: Growth Equity
Location: Palo Alto

Stew joined Norwest in 2012 and focuses on investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest with particular interest in consumer products and services, eCommerce, retail, and business services. Stew’s current investments include Forum Brands, Galvanize (acquired by Diligent), Jolyn, Junk King, MTN OPS, Poolwerx, 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. He was involved in the acquisition of in the fall of 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