Stewart is the co-founder of the Venture Capital ~ Private Equity Roundtable (VCPE), a unique member only business association of Angel networks, Venture Capital, Corporate Venture and Private Equity Investors. Stewart heads the Reaching Out! initiative which bridges the Silicon Valley to centers of innovation forming in emerging economies in Central Europe, South America, and Asia. As the Executive Director for CAS Capital Partners, Stewart spearheaded an early stage venture firm focusing on Clean Technology in the Transportation and Smart Building sectors. Prior to becoming active in the venture industry, Stewart held senior product, marketing, and business development roles in consumer and entertainment software, embedded systems and semiconductor capital equipment companies. Stewart received his Master of International Business degree from Pepperdine University and the European Business School in Östrich-Winkel, Germany. He received a B.S. in International Business from San Jose State University.