Art Stewart

Art Stewart, MPM

Managing Partner

Art’s perspective has been acquired from thirty years of experience across the spectrum of his profession, many of those years living and working in Washington, DC as well as the vibrant innovation community along Boston’s Route 128 tech beltway. Together with his pioneering clients, who were eager to re-order many of the old paradigms, they navigated through the great swings of dramatic change for the U.S. tech world and the global business landscape.

Having been involved in sustainability (via ‘environmental management’ then) and “CSR” during the seeding years of what is now the responsible business movement, Art has originated and/or collaborated on groundbreaking industry research and thought leadership as well as business processes and trainings. His clients have been central players in the business and technology advancements seen in medical devices, software technology, hospitals and managed care, professional services, manufacturing, education, publishing and creative media, clean technology and green energy, associations, the public sector, the performing arts and global faith-based institutions.

He has served as an advisor to a diverse range of senior executives and organization leaders, supporting the M&A process, providing guidance during business or industry upheaval, and complementing the work of corporate counsel during legal or reputational challenges.

As Management Consultant
In recent years Art’s work has also involved the operations management sector. He headed Corporate Development for a Boston-based management consulting firm focused on sustainable global supply chain transformation for Fortune 500 market leaders. Working with the CEO, he conceptualized, developed and built out a new functional unit and played a key leadership role in the firm’s turnaround. From his creation of a collaboration involving a university think tank and the firm’s procurement team, he drove development of a next-generation supply chain transformation methodology as a competitive breakout strategy. Within two years, by 2014, sales had doubled. The IP was then expanded to become the firm’s corporate-wide brand moniker and unique viewpoint.

Prior to that opportunity, Art was Founder and President of Stewart Strategies Group LLC, an independent firm that mostly operated out of Boston. SSG was ahead of its time in developing integrated, multi-disciplinary capabilities grounded in robust analysis that redefined the fundamentals of strategic marketing practice into broader organizational contexts.

The firm attracted middle-market pioneers or disruptive innovators as clients in twenty-plus sectors, up to $500M in revenue. He established a track record for exceptional quality, rapid response service and consistently renewing relationships premised upon the customizing of solutions to meet changing client needs.

Early on in his career, Art held posts with New England’s third-largest communications agency Mullen – assigned to their largest PR account, Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group (then the world’s largest healthcare IT/medical device manufacturer) as well as Sheldon Adelson’s The Interface Group – a conference industry leader and creator of COMDEX, the largest technology event in the world. He also served in Account Management roles for two of New England’s largest television/film/multi-media production companies: Larson and Rosen, which became the Boston acquisition of Jack Morton Productions, and then Vizwiz.

As Educator, Trainer and Facilitator
Art has led a range of organizational development facilitations. As an educator, he researched and developed a multi-level curriculum and content platform on the “New Responsibility Paradigm” – launching the undergraduate edition at Emerson College.  Art was also one of only five faculty members at Emerson invited to teach a visiting delegation in a summer residency from the Communications University of China. He continues to hold an honorary role as a Research Fellow at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.

As Futurist, Speaker and Writer
Art writes and speaks on how contemporary political, cultural, economic, and sociological dynamics are transforming the role of both business and institutions in solving society’s most significant global challenges.

He earned a mid-career Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, a postgraduate certificate in Senior Executive Leadership also from Georgetown, an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College, and has completed “Dealing with an Angry Public,” with the MIT-Harvard Law School Public Disputes and Negotiation Program. Among his various volunteer commitments, Art serves on the Board of the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Mid-Atlantic region as well as the Carillon Commission for the National Carillon of Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge.


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