By leveraging many years of experience in engineering, sales, marketing and general management in Europe, Asia and North America, as the founder and Managing Member of BAB-LEAP, Stuart is uniquely qualified to help foreign companies successfully establish a presence in the USA to sell their products and services. In addition, Stuart and his team provides a broad spectrum of administrative services and unparalleled networking opportunities, as well as access to very affordable office space, deep in the heart of San Francisco.
Currently, Stuart is the Chief Executive of British American Business LEAP LLC, a board member at Play Rugby USA Inc, SOS Hydration Inc, the British American Business Council for Northern California, and the British Benevolent Society. He also serves as an officer and advisor for a number of other UK and US based companies.
Previous key leadership positions held including Chief Operating Officer of Compiere, the world’s largest open-source ERP vendor; President and CEO of Sapias, Inc., a leading mobile resource and asset management solutions company, successfully acquired by Wireless Matrix, Inc in July 2007; CEO of Knowmadic, Inc, a provider of data integration and aggregation capabilities to electrical utility companies, acquired by IntelliCap; and CEO of Covigo, Inc., a wireless software infrastructure company, acquired by Symbol Technologies.
Prior to Covigo, Stuart was COO of ILOG SA and president of ILOG, Inc.; EVP of corporate strategy and President of worldwide sales at Gemplus; and VP worldwide operations for the software division of Xerox Corporation. Earlier, he was general manager and managing director of Sequent Computer Systems for both their European and Asia Pacific operations; and ran the Apple Computer, Inc. sales operations in the United Kingdom.
Stuart started his career in the Royal Air Force where he gained his engineering qualifications in communications and computer systems.