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Banzai Welcomes Stew Fortier as Chief Technology Officer


Corrine Stratton


SEATTLE, November 5, 2018 - Banzai is excited to welcome Stew Fortier to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Stew will be responsible for product management and engineering, and will play a key leadership role in Banzai’s continued, rapid growth.

“Stew is a rare combination of smart, practical, and high-character. He's also a really fun guy and a perfect fit for Banzai's culture,” said Joe Davy, CEO of Banzai. “Stew will lead our technology team as we expand our products to help professionals connect with new ideas through better B2B events."

Before joining Banzai, Stew was a CTO-In-Residence at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) where he helped launch a leading company in the speech synthesis space. Previously, he served as the Co-Founder & CTO at MassRoots (now a public company). Stew has built and led world-class engineering teams from the first line of code through a successful exit, as well as investing in or advising over a dozen startups.

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