Igor Executive Leadership
Dwight Stewart, Founder, President, and CEO
Dwight Stewart founded Igor, Inc.in 2013. As CEO, Dwight grew the company to a dozen employees, led multiple investment rounds and proved the quality of the PoE technology through installations. In October 2015, Dwight became Chief Technology Officer and focused his attention on Igor’s products, partners, and brand voice. In September of 2021 Dwight transitioned back to the role of president and CEO.
Dwight has a strong reputation as an innovator, leader, and operator. Dwight is established and recognized within the CleanTech industry for consistently conceiving transformative ideas and turning them into a reality.
In 2011, Dwight founded Stewart Strategy, Inc. as an IoT product and contracting company, which grew to six developers and served customers including Siemens, a Switzerland-based building technology business.
Prior to founding Stewart Strategy, Dwight Stewart cofounded QAS with Craig Engelbrecht, which over four years grew to over 40 employees without any external investment. Dwight was initially the company’s President, then became the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Dwight was responsible for product development, project implementation, systems integration, finances and sales support. Deployments existed in nearly every U.S. state and included institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, Columbia, Limited Brands, Siemens, Chevron, and NASA. QAS was courted by numerous venture capitalists and private equity groups, and in 2011, the company was sold.
Dwight built businesses during his tenure at Iowa State University while pursuing a computer science major. He was widely known throughout the university for his algorithms to find, consolidate and organize MP3s. Through that notoriety, Dwight then started advertising the ability to build computers for classmates. Soon after, Dwight started a website called CollegeRoute.com that was an online portal for students: a place to buy and sell textbooks, ride sharing, tutoring, and roommate matching as well as providing a virtual campus town. Within a year, CollegeRoute.com had dominated Iowa State and scaled to several other major college campuses.
Dwight has been programming, tinkering with circuits, LEDs, and machines since early grade school. Throughout his childhood and early adulthood, Dwight focused on software development because of the speed of imagining something and making it a reality through computer programming. These experiences have prepared Dwight for this opportunity. He has a proven track record of recruiting, creating productive and collaborative environments, capitalizing on opportunities, and helping companies grow to their fullest potential.
Jack Schroeder, VP of Technical Services
As Vice President of Technical Services at Igor, Jack Schroeder brings more than 20 years of IT experience to the team with a background in network administration, technical support, operations management, global engineering support, and in leadership roles in IT and operations. He is deeply knowledgeable in operational management and has a proven track record of implementing enterprise-level solutions to ensure business goals are met and exceeded. Since joining Igor in 2019, he has been responsible for all project implementation and post-installation support. He manages a growing team of engineers and technicians who specialize in Igor’s PoE technology and provide onsite installation services in addition to remote support. Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an M.B.A. from Upper Iowa University.
Andrew Pospisal, Director of Hardware Engineering
Andrew Pospisal, Director of Hardware Engineering with Igor, has over 20 years of experience in the building controls and energy efficiency industries. He joined Igor in 2014 as Director of Support Services and was promoted to Director of Hardware Engineering in 2019. At Igor, Andrew is responsible for new PoE hardware and UL certification coordination and compatibility testing of 3rd party equipment with the Igor solution including PoE network switches, LED fixtures, sensors. Andrew also runs Igor University, the company’s customer and partner training program and uses his subject matter expertise to contribute to products and process documentation. Andrew received his degree from Iowa State University with an emphasis on Control System Design.
Jaryd Sunstrom, Director of Technology
As the Director of Technology at Igor, Jaryd Sunstrom brings 20 years of experience working in systems and software architectural roles. Jaryd holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree from the University of Advancing Technology. He has led several software development teams utilizing agile methodologies and cutting-edge Microsoft cloud technologies. Since joining Igor in 2013, Jaryd has led architecture and development for the company’s entire portfolio of local and cloud platform product offerings geared toward high performance, reliability, and scalability to provide best-in-class control systems software.