“Success is not to be pursued; rather attracted by the person you become.” ~ Jim Rohn

Robert E. Stewart, Sr. currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Sonavation, Inc. Bob was formerly the Global Security Solutions Group Chief Technologist at EMC. He founded contract security company Maine Guard, co-founded cyber-privacy company VitalLock. Previously Mr. Stewart led the design, development and operational deployment of several search, data mining and entity linking products. These products included billions of records of data from tens of thousands of data sources and provided sub-second response time to complex search and entity linking requests. Bob specializes in the design of fault-tolerant hardware and software solutions to address the most challenging data intensive problems. Current interests include defensive and offensive cyber capabilities, massively scalable geospatial ISR sensor processing, intelligent meta-data discovery and profiling, fusion and exploitation of sensor arrays for situational awareness and a high throughput meshed-edge mobile computing platform. Stewart has strategically guided business and Internet related code development for Adobe, AgentVI, AVC, Boeing, BT, CBS, CMGI, CNET, CyberMedica, Disney, EMC, ESRIA, Facebook, Fidelity, Gomez, Hyundai, ICST, Intuit, Kodak, Motorola, MyWay, NFL, Ribbit, Seesmic, SearchMe, Twitter, VerifiedPerson, Viximo, VRmedia, AltaVista Zip2 and others. He is author of the popular “open-source” Open Systems Development Life Cycle.

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In the past Bob served Malcolm Baldridge award winning Motorola’s $1B Internet and Networking Group where, during his tenure there, the head of Motorola Quality named him Internet Chief Technology Officer. While there Bob also earned Motorola’s highest individual contributor information technology ladder ranking of Strategic Adviser Technical Analyst. Bob established and directed cross-functional teams to develop and deploy highly secure and federally audited Internet-centric, x509v3 encrypted communications systems. Bob joined Motorola’s Multi-service Networking Divisions as a contractor focused on integrated call center and strategic services marketing support systems and was their first “Webmaster”.

Bob Stewart was Chief Technology Officer for John Sculley’s Verified Person a deep background screening concern located in New York City where he led and reorganized outsourced development and quality operations. Bob drove the web-service enablement of Verified Person’s multi-terabyte data warehouse service providing an arbitrage effect of efficiencies which catalyzed growth for both customers and channel partners including Wackenhut, Taleo, Walmart and OGA’s.

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Bob Stewart was Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of CyberMedica where he was the original Chief Technology Officer and Vice President at CyberMedica before he purchased the company’s intellectual property portfolio and remaining assets in 2002. CyberMedica improved responsible research around the world and participated as standards provider of peer-reviewed infrastructure platforms for technology to deliver secure open-systems for collaborative scientific research for biotechnology and pharmaceutical discoveries worldwide.

Bob also earned global recognition as Chief Technology Officer for CMGI’s portfolio companies Zip2 and, which was ranked a ‘Top-25 Portal’ during his tenure. Stewart was responsible for all aspects of software and platform development, operations, engineering, research, corporate information technology and product technical delivery for CMGI’s personal portal business units where he managed a worldwide staff of over 180 professionals.

Bob remains an investment adviser with a number of venture capital firms in North America and Europe. He has also been involved, both as an investment adviser and a transition manager, in substantial M&A activity including a $220M acquisition from BellSouth and a $290M acquisition from Compaq (now HP).

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Bob’s entrepreneurial spirit started several technology services companies in the early nineties including VRmedia Internet Publishing Corporation, Maine Multimedia Corporation and Advanced Visual Communications, Inc. Before that he served for several years as the Production Director of a family owned, national magazine American Angler and book publisher, Northland Press, Inc. which he joined shortly after leaving the Marine Corps following his studies in computer programming (JCL & COBOL) for Management Information Systems at the University of New England where he was dual-enrolled in his Junior and Senior years of High School having been banned from the School Districts systems for hacking into the Town’s tax records.

Bob also holds State of Maine Certification of Firefighter II, HazMat Operations Level, is FEMA NIMS 100, 200, 400, & 700 Certified, former Dive Team Member, and was once an Arson Investigator, Nationally Registered EMT and Surf Rescue Boat Captain.

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Email bob (at) bobstewart (dot) com