Guest Speaker : Jim Stuart

James M. Stuart

Co-Founder, PIRCH

Jim Stuart is, in the simplest of terms, a “serial entrepreneur”:  So much so, that in 2013, 2014 & 2015 Goldman Sachs selected him as one of America’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Additionally, in 2015, E&Y awarded him Entrepreneur of the Year for Southern California.

Prior to founding PIRCH, he had founded and led a diverse span of sustainable companies, ranging from commercial real estate and banking to consumer products and technology.  All driven by one dynamic: an innovative and disruptive idea, executed by kind, fearless and passionate people.

Stuart has been a vocal and financial supporter of numerous charities including Project Sunshine and Links for Life (both of which he founded). Lastly, he spends his leisure time competing in long distance cycling events and triathlons including the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. He resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California with his wife and three children.