Stuart has spent most of his career building stakeholder value for the companies he has worked for and/or owned, resulting in successful exits totaling over $800M in equity value. Stuart is a serial entrepreeur dedicated to leveraging the experiences he has gained through his business successes to effect change in people's lives. Today, Stuart leads Endobility (www.endobility.com) and is The Executive Director of The Alabaster Jar Foundation www.alabasterjarfoundation.org[removed].
In 1994 Stuart was blessed enough to meet Susan Davis, a pioneer of Socially Responsible Investing and the inventor of KINS Innovation Networks. Together they developed the watershed conference "Making A Profit While Making A Difference" which helped bring Socially Responsible Investing into the main stream financial community. A conservationist since childhood, Stuart has spent many years leveraging his intellectual capital to facilitate and promote the sustainable collaborations required to work towards a truly sustainable future.
From February 1993 though June 2006 Stuart (as the Co-Founder, President & CEO) built the Strategic Research Institute into one of the worlds leading conference companies, holding more than 1,500 global executive symposiums that attracted more than 300,000 C-Level executives as attendees, 2,000 companies as sponsor and exhibitors, and over 40,000 key industry leaders as speakers. Stuart also guided the company through an economic downturn in 1997 and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, during which time he had to run a business that was totally dependent upon people’s willingness and ability to travel. Stuart’s business acumen and the quality of his leadership resulted in a record year for the firm in 2002. Additionally, Stuart led the company to be one of the very first privately held US corporations to hold Executive Level Conferences in China.
Stuart ran The Strategic Research Institute with its wealth of global connections; almost 400,000 global business and government leaders attended Strategic Research Institute conferences and many of them were at the pinnacle of their respective industries such as life sciences, technology, philanthropy, natural & developed resources, the environment, wealth, asset & investment management... After the successful sale of The Strategic Research Institute to a Bruce Wasserstein backed Private Equity Fund in 2006 and his subsequent tenure as a member of the five person Executive Management Team of ALM that guided the auction sale of the company to a British backed media company funded by Apax Partners, Stuart took a years sabbatical to focus on charitable work.
On behalf of the Habitat for Humanity, building houses for the victims of Katrina in New Orleans, whilst helpiung them manage their consumer debt. In embracing the latter, Stuart saw first hand the effects of predatory lending and has since worked diligently with regulatory bodies and state senators to put in place a mandate that will imporve financial literacy across America.
As a Partner of The Berwin LaRoche Group Plc. in London, England, Stuart was a member of the Executive Team that guided the firm through its successful sale to Dominion International in 1990. Prior to being made Partner in 1988, Stuart held the positions of Managing Director and Associate after joining the firm in 1985. More recently Stuart has helped a number of Private Families with their portfolio companies and turned around a technology company, Nixle, LLC, that has now become a leader in its industry.