More than 30 years of Fortune 500 executive management, strategic growth, and technology commercialization experience
Patrick Stewart, President and Co-Founder, oversees Innovu operations. He brings more than 30 years of Fortune 500 executive management, company growth, and technology commercialization experience to Innovu. Along with three other experts in their fields, Pat founded Innovu on the fundamental belief that by bringing together vast silos of data, you can unlock powerful knowledge to solve complex business challenges.
Prior to founding Innovu, Pat served as Avnet Service’s Vice President and General Manager, where he integrated three new acquisitions to form the Americas IT Solutions Division. He developed and executed the division’s strategy, including creating a strong alignment between Avnet and its global technology leaders and empowering Avnet partners to identify and capture high-growth services and solution opportunities in the IT market place.
Previously, he served as Chairman & CEO of Pepperweed Consulting, an IT enterprise cloud and big data management and integration provider. As the largest software and services partner for HP in North America, he was responsible for Pepperweed’s overall strategy, operations, and growth.
Pat was also co-founder and managing director of Idea Foundry, a venture fund/business accelerator that created and funded more than 100 early-stage technology companies throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Additionally, Pat has held various senior leadership and executive management positions, including business development, operations, business process re-engineering, product marketing, and design engineering.
Pat earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Pat is deeply involved in his local and faith communities. He serves on the board of directors for Idea Foundry and for the Pennsylvania Nano Commercialization Center and is an angel investor in several early stage companies.