Stuart Appley is the Chief Information Officer at Shorenstein, a leading national Commercial Real Estate Investment and Operating company. He continues to drive change, championing and leading new digital engagement opportunities with customers, employees and partners. Stuart is a strong cloud advocate, having instituted a ‘cloud first’ strategy at Shorenstein, while frequently speaking on the subject. He serves on several advisory boards for emerging technology companies and industry councils, and is a board member of the non-profit CISE Education Fund. Stuart was also a contributing author on the book CIO Perspectives.
Prior to Shorenstein, Stuart was the CIO at Walden International, a global venture capital firm, where he had worldwide responsibility for the firm’s technology needs. Additionally, he acted as an advisor to Walden International’s portfolio companies, while also participating in the due diligence of Walden’s investments in IT related companies. Stuart also has held senior level technology and management positions at LGT Asset Management, First Nationwide Bank, and Lomas & Nettleton Information Systems.
Stuart is active on social media, having been recognized as one of the 2015 "Top 100 Social CIO's" from the Huffington Post. Stuart received an M.B.A. in Finance from California State University, San Francisco, and a B.S in Finance from San Diego State University. Follow Stuart on Twitter @sappley.