Igor Executive Leadership
Steve L’Heureux, CEO & Chairman
Steve has developed a national reputation as a leader in high technology. Over the last three decades, he has transformed seven companies. Igor is his latest and most exciting venture.
For the previous four years, Steve had been CEO of Ryko Solutions in Des Moines, Iowa. During his tenure, revenue doubled to nearly $125 million and earnings increased six times. Under his leadership, Ryko reversed five years of declining sales by introducing new organic revenue streams, closing six accretive add-on acquisitions and expanding internationally. The end-result created a company that has become the second largest player in its industry in the world.
In the role as President/CEO, Steve has executed four successful turnarounds in southern California and completed 16 acquisitions/divestitures. He has led diverse business-to-business technology companies serving various industries including digital media, wireless/telecom, and healthcare.
L’Heureux was Chief Operating Officer of Noritsu America Corp., a California-based digital equipment maker. At Noritsu, he oversaw the first acquisition in the company’s history and increased gross profits by 38 percent within a year. Prior to leading similar turnarounds at CalAmp Corporation, Encoda Systems, Odetics Broadcast and Minerva Networks, he had worked in corporate sales, including a stint as Director of Global Sales for Eastman Kodak Co. in the early 1990s.
He has demonstrated an extraordinary talent for rapidly building enterprise value and delivering outsized gains for investors.
Steven is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a graduate of the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.
Dwight Stewart, Founder & CTO
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.
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.
Laura Goedken, CFO
Laura Goedken serves as Chief Financial Officer for Igor and joined the Igor team in late 2020. She has over 15 years of progressive experience in senior financial leadership roles with high-growth multinational technology and life sciences companies, both public and private equity backed. In previous assignments she has worked closely with CEO’s to drive recurring revenue growth, M&A activity, and profitability, with expertise in optimizing go-to-market revenue models for new and innovative products and services, prioritizing investments, and building finance organizations and systems. Laura’s depth of international experience includes overseas assignments in Germany and South Africa. She is a graduate of Central College in Pella, IA with a BA in International Business Management, and earned her MBA at Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business in Waltham, MA, with a concentration in Accounting.
Jim Oldham, SVP of Sales
Jim Oldham, Senior Vice President of Sales at Igor, is a passionate seasoned business executive, trusted advisor and sales professional with a proven track record of over 25 years helping grow businesses via sales of high value consulting, technology solutions and managed services. Joining the Igor team in early 2021, He brings deep executive leadership experience in large enterprises as well as in building four early-stage technology start-ups who provided consulting, integration, and management services across various technologies. Jim has worked extensively with clients in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and financial services vertical markets and has successfully built global sales teams and channels. At Igor, Jim leads sales efforts, supports company revenue goals, and uses his leadership and sales experience to promote Igor’s products and services to clients around the world. Jim holds a degree in Information Systems and Quantitative Studies from Abilene Christian University.
Kim Johnson, VP of Marketing
Kim Johnson is the Vice President of Marketing at Igor. At Igor, she combines her passion for sustainability and technology with her experience in product and marketing analytics. As she builds Igor’s marketing department, she is leading initiatives on brand management, partner marketing, product messaging strategy and launches, public relations. She was recently named to LEDs Magazine's inaugural 40 under 40 class of rising industry leaders. Kim joined Igor full-time in 2018 after working with several Fortune 500 clients, and gaining international experience living and working in Japan. She graduated summa cum laude from Augustana University with a degree in Government and International Affairs and with honors from the University of Iowa’s full-time MBA program with an emphasis on marketing.
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.
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.
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.