Managing Director

John Stewart, MBA

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Managing Director

Meet John

John leads the Strategy & Transformation practice, providing management consulting and advisory for clients in all of Armanino’s business segments.

He has extensive business, operations, and technology leadership experience from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurial environments. He has served across a range of industries, including entertainment, technology, retail/consumer goods, non-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and financial services.

Previous to joining Armanino, John founded Arctos Ventures, a premier business strategy & innovation consultancy. He also held executive positions at OnPrem Solution Partners, 20th Century Fox, and NBCUniversal. He actively mentors & advises technology startups.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy, transformation and technology consulting
  • Business operations design
  • New venture design & launch
  • Process improvement & automation
  • Change management
  • Leadership development
  • Product development and innovation
  • Project and program management

John is certified in Design Thinking, Agile Delivery and Lean Six Sigma. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Professional History


  • Advisory Board Member, Penn State College of Engineering
  • President’s Council Member, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Board Member, South Bay Credit Union
  • Co-Founder & Advisor, Suited (, technology startup)
  • Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator


  • University of Southern California
  • Penn State University


  • Arctos Ventures
  • OnPrem Solution Partners
  • 20th Century Fox
  • NBC Universal


  • Alumni Achievement Award (2011), Penn State University
Industries Served
John's Thought Leadership
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