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