CEO and Founder, Trewstar Corporate Board Services
Beth Stewart is the founder and CEO of Trewstar Corporate Board Services, a search firm that focuses on placing qualified women on Fortune 500, mid-cap, and private equity boards, and the co-founder of Trewtec, a technology advisory firm designed to help board members and senior management evaluate the technology function in their companies.
With over 20 years of experience on corporate boards, Beth founded Trewstar with a deep understanding of the intricacies of how a board functions. She is a former director of Carmax, Inc., General Growth Properties, and Avatar Holdings.
Beth started her career at Goldman Sachs as one of the first analysts in the investment banking division. After graduating from business school she rejoined Goldman Sachs as an associate in the Real Estate Investment banking division. Since leaving Goldman in 1993, Beth has pursued many professional investing and consulting activities in addition to her directorships. She was also an adjunct professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
In her current role, Beth has had the opportunity to speak about women and board issues in numerous settings, including: various Directors & Boards events and webinars; a keynote address at the Tuck School of Business Initiative for Women Symposium; moderating a panel entitled “Why Your Last Director Was Not a Woman” at the Financial Times Outstanding Directors conference; participating on a panel about women and boards at the Stanford Director’s College; and participating on a panel about female directors in France for a joint conference hosted by Deloitte and the French American Chamber of Commerce. Beth has also been profiled or quoted on the topic of women and boards by Bloomberg, Forbes, Harvard Business School Alumni magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Beth graduated from Wellesley College and the Harvard Business School. She lives and works in the greater NYC area. She has five grown children and one husband.