Steward is the co-founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), and member of the Webster University board of trustees.

Steward discussed his leadership journey and shared insights he has gained along the way. When asked to offer his advice to the next generation of leaders, Steward said, “Who you are today will define you in the future. Your reputation is everything and you must protect it.”

David L. Steward founded World Wide Technology in July of 1990. With almost 25 years of experience in the technology industry, he spends the majority of his time developing strategic supplier, customer and employee relationships. He plays a key role in WWT’s pursuit of large contract bids within its industry specific operating companies. Prior to starting WWT, Steward held various senior-level management positions with Wagner Electric, Missouri Pacific Railroad and Federal Express Corporation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Central Missouri State University. He is also the author of Doing Business by the Good Book: Fifty-Two Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible.