Stu is General Partner at Bay. He possesses a rare combination of in-depth operating expertise coupled with a successful track record in venture capital. Grounded in operational excellence, Stu is motivated by the numbers that drive a successful bottom line and applies this approach to his love of entrepreneurship and venture capital. With a strong interest in mobile technologies and software solutions, Stu is a board member or observer with Bay's investments in Covestor, Engine Yard, Envia Systems, Eventful, Lending Club, MiMoni, Mulesoft, RS LiveMedia, Vaxart, and AMEC. Stu also drives Bay's investments in Oncomed (NASDAQ: OMED), Zenprise (acquired by Citrix) and Paraccel (acquired by Actina) to exits.
Prior to joining Bay Partners, Stu was a founding partner at Ridgelift Ventures. He founded Ridgelift after serving as a General Partner at US Venture Partners, where he led investments in communications, software and services companies, such as Cacheflow, @Road, Procket Networks, Flyswat, Merlin Networks and Force10 Networks.
Before becoming a venture capitalist, Stu spent over 20 years in corporate operating roles, including Cisco Systems where he was the VP of Central Engineering and responsible for the strategy and development of the Cisco IOS. In addition, he held operating roles at Tandem Computers, Logica, and ICL.
Stu originally hails from Oxford, England and attended the University of Wales in Cardiff, UK where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electronics (summa cum laude).