Stuart Patterson is the cofounder and CEO of LifePod Solutions. Stu is an experienced business leader who has led early-stage ventures in a variety of markets including: voice or virtual assistants, mobile/online apps and services, video content solutions, speech recognition/synthesis, biometrics, identity management, telephony services, natural antimicrobials and clean-tech solutions. As CEO, COO, Board Director or executive coach, Stu has managed or supported the growth, restructuring, IPO or sale of: Sidekicks, Ramp (acquired by Cxense), Springpad, Xtone, Gemvara, Nexamp, eQuilibrium (acq. by EnerNOC), Agion (now Sciessent), Courion, Scansoft (now Nuance), SpeechWorks (IPO), Voxware (IPO) and Vicorp Interactive Systems (acq. by Precision Systems). He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.