Sportsheets has announced that CEO and founder Tom Stewart is stepping down from the business, which will now be run solely by his sister, Julie Stewart. Although Tom is officially retiring, he will be devoting much of his time to a non-profit organisation he started five years ago.
“Retirement is not unfamiliar to me since I retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserves in 2007, but one of the most exciting things about this retirement is that I’m able to leave the company in the capable hands of my sister, Julie Stewart, who’s been my partner for over two decades and the President of Sportsheets since 2012,” said Tom. “As the sole owner of Sportsheets, Julie will be taking the company into the next decade and beyond.”
Tom’s non-profit organisation sources, refurbishes, and donates drum sets into underfunded schools with music programmes. “I’ll be concentrating my efforts on Carl Stewart’s Drums For Drummers,” Tom said. “You might, however, see me on the road now and then and maybe even at trade shows – I look forward to seeing our friends and customers again wherever we may cross paths. I am beyond grateful to the industry and the friends I have made along the way that allowed for so many wonderful memories, experiences, and successes. I wish you all the best.”
Julie Stewart added: “Tom’s innovative vision and inspiration has built our great company, and I’m beyond thankful to carry his mission forward with the phenomenal team we’ve built together. We all look forward to continued success and exciting new paths in this coming decade.”