Stewart Gates has brought a wealth of knowledge to the NH SBDC’s North Country clients since 2006. Stewart is a certified business advisor who was a commercial lender for 20 years and has owned a financial services company for more than 15 years. Stewart’s extensive business experience in the North Country has enabled him to forge relationships with both conventional and alternative lenders. He knows what leaders expect in a business plan, enjoys helping NH SBDC clients craft their own business plans, and relishes marketing challenges that demand unconventional and creative solutions.
Stewart has served as a business counselor for the Vermont Small Business Development Center and as a lecturer at the University of Vermont Extension System. In 2015, he earned the designation of Chartered Financial Consultant. Stewart holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.