Brian Stewart grew up in Western North Carolina. After graduation from Pisgah High School in Canton, NC he went on to receive his Associate Degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Wake Technical Community College in 1994. While a student at Wake Tech, Brian worked for IBM and also NC State University Hardware Services. Brian helped open the doors of Computer Renaissance in Charlotte in 1994 and served as Service Manager. In 1996, Brian came to the Triad and started working for MCR Computer Services.
In 1998 Brian, along with Chris Oakman, launched Simple Network Solutions (SNS) in 1998, growing the business from a small start-up to one of the leading computer networking consulting companies in the area. In 2011 SNS, Inc. merged with Eastridge Technology a leading Microsoft Gold Partner. While at Eastridge Brian helped cultivate the managed services business into one of the Triad best.
He is a Microsoft Certified Professional in both the desktop and server operating systems. In February of 2016, the Application Development side of Eastridge was sold to SHI and Chris, Brian Stewart and Josh Sammons started Solace IT Solutions with a focus on Microsoft technologies and Managed Services. He is married to Michele and the have one son, Caleb.