Stu spent much of his career working in Silicon Valley, where he had roles ranging from manager to executive to co-founder in high-tech companies. Companies ranged in size from startups like Lightning Software to world-renowned companies like Apple. He is currently chairman of the board of biotechnology company Bell Biosystems and co-trustee of the Barnet Segal Charitable Trust. Additionally, he serves on the board of Teen Success, Inc., which was founded by GSB classmate Becky Morgan.
In 2014 Stu joined Diane Brandt as a class agent for the Class of ’78. With the recent additions of classmates Bob Lundy and Amy Longquist, this intrepid quartet will strive to support Stanford GSB Dean Jonathan Levin in his initiatives to make the school ever better. Stu hopes that his experience serving on the board of the International School of the Peninsula, where he led the construction of a new campus, will aid him in that endeavor.
Stu and his wife, June Bower, raised their son, Noah, in Palo Alto, where they continue to live. June is a senior marketing executive of long Silicon Valley tenure. While Noah now works in Boston for Nike division Converse, the family stays in close touch and tries to meet for a family trip to Europe every year. As long as he can keep his body in one piece, you can usually find Stu riding one of his many bikes on Bay Area roads and beyond.