Kathryn Stewart is Founder and Managing Director of Cranbrook Capital, which provides seed and early stage capital to emerging tech focused Companies. The firm has made early stage investments in Apio Systems, CircleUp, Canvas, Homesnap, GoTenna, Passive Capital Management and SalesWarp. She is on the Board of Apio Systems and Passive Capital Management and is a Board Observer of DC based Homesnap.
Kathryn serves on the Dingman Board of Advisors at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is active with Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Investment Committee Member of the DC based Investors Partners Fund, and is a past Board Member at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, where she currently sits on the Finance and Investment Committee. Preceding Cranbrook Captital, she led the East Coast Office of J Moore Partners, advising entrepreneurially-driven high tech companies in M&A transactions.
Previously, Kathryn was a partner at Alex. Brown and post acquisition, served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. She was the Co-Head of the Baltimore based region and managed six sales teams for product distribution in New York, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Transactions included initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, convertibles, and private placements. She implemented the Firm’s growth strategy through participation in its Equity Review Committee and was chairman of the Deal Marketing Committee, preparing management teams for initial public offerings.
Preceding Alex. Brown, Kathryn was an Electrical Engineer for San Francisco based Chevron in its Telecommunications Division. Her design and implementation work included 450 MHZ radio, 2 GHZ microwave and voice/data network design.
Kathryn holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.