Stewart Mader helps organizations use the Web to connect people with engaging, valuable, and timely information. He is the author of Wikipatterns (Wiley, 2008), a practical guide to improving productivity and collaboration in organizations.
He is currently Global Head of Digital Media at Fitch Ratings, where he is building the company’s first-ever digital media team, and leading a complete redesign and reengineering of the company’s website and social media presence. Previously, he served as Director of Social Media & Online Tools at CFA Institute, where he established and led the organization’s online efforts, including Enterprising Investor and @MarketIntegrity, to reach journalists, legislators, policymakers, and investment professionals who play essential roles in shaping the direction of the financial services industry.
Stewart has guided digital media for companies including Atlassian, MARS, SAP, and World Bank-International Finance Corporation. For IFC, he guided development of a hub for donors, investors, consultancies, and NGOs to document and evaluate business models best suited for developing countries. For Atlassian, he established the voice of the brand by writing about social media, collaboration, and software development for the Atlassian Blogs, speaking at numerous conferences, and providing guidance to Confluence & JIRA customers around the world as the company expanded from its roots in Australia to a global organization with offices in Europe and the US. He also led digital media for Brown University, where his team was selected by Apple for one of the first large-scale pilots of iTunes U. He holds an MS, Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology from University at Albany, and a BS, Chemistry magna cum laude from University of Hartford.
Stewart is also an advocate for public transit. He worked with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to found the PATH Riders Council (PRC), an advisory group chartered by PATH to ensure riders have a voice in system design, customer service communications and operations decision-making. He currently serves as Chair of PRC. He also founded Subway NY NJ, an independent proposal to return New Jersey to the New York City Subway Map and prominently display PATH lines, for a more complete map of rapid transit in the urban core of New York and New Jersey.