Stefan Weitz is the CEO and Founder of Jetson. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 13 years ago, Stefan was subjected to a heavy regimen of prescribed pain pills and other drugs. And despite reassurances from the medical team treating him at the time, he knew there had to be a better way. What followed was a lengthy, exhaustive search to uncover the latest and most effective ways to overcome the health challenges that faced him. After digesting (get it?) research study after research study and working with noted medical and health practitioners across multiple disciplines, Stefan was able to ditch the daily fistfuls of big-pharma products. He also discovered a world of honest solutions and simple habits that can improve anyone’s health. Knowing the various health challenges Americans face, including diet, stress, and sleep habits, Stefan was inspired to share what he’s learned. And thus, Jetson was born.
Currently, Stefan is helping several companies navigate through complex transformations as a board member. Most recently, he was the EVP of Advanced Technologies at Radial, helping retailers and brands thrive in an ever-changing and complex e-Commerce world. He is responsible for 350+ business and engineering leaders who are instrumental in running a profitable $250M business. Radial successfully exited for $850M in Nov 2017.
Until 2016, Stefan Weitz was the Senior Director of Search at Microsoft and charged with working with people and organizations across the industry build and promote Search technologies.
Prior to Search, Stefan led the development of Microsoft’s next generation online platforms and developed Microsoft's muni WiFi strategy and implementation, leading the charge to blanket free WiFi access across metropolitan cities.
Stefan has been writing code since he was 8 years old and is fluent in both hardware and software architecture, trends, and potentials.
In his career, has led various groups in Windows, Security, and global business strategy in roles ranging from development to program management, business development to marketing. Stefan holds a half-dozen patents in various disciplines and is a frequent lecturer to industry and academic groups on the future of information storage, retrieval, and usage.
He is on the GenCon Board for Conservation International and active in Endeavor Global, a non-profit dedicated to incubating high-impact startups in developing markets. Stefan is assisting the nation’s youngest VC to promote entrepreneurism to high school students via "The Third Door", a new book and platform launching in 2017.