After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Stefan Weitz was immediately subjected to a heavy regimen of drugs that made him feel like crap—which then meant pain pills. Knowing there had to be a better way to live, he conducted an exhaustive search to uncover the most effective ways to overcome the health challenges that faced him. So Jetson was born.
In his current work at ‘87 and Jetson, Stefan relies on the 18 years of skills he developed at Microsoft, leading and building technologies used by a billion people across the planet every day. At Microsoft, he served in roles including senior director of strategy and partnerships; chief evangelist; director of project management; GM of Microsoft WiFi; director of window server incubation; director of technical strategy and architecture / trustworthy computing; and hunter and GPM of Microsoft Security. After his nearly two decades of work at Microsoft, he served as the executive vice president, advanced technology and chief product officer of Radial, Inc., where he led and then sold the largest independent eCommerce company in North America.
Stefan serves on the GenCon Board for Conservation International and is active in Endeavor Global, a non-profit dedicated to incubating high-impact startups in developing markets. He also serves as a board member for many companies, including Black Rifle Coffee Company, Statewide Traffic Safety and Signs, Mighty Networks, and Summit Public Schools. He splits time between Seattle and Chicago with his partner, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, and his 15--year-old daughter, Elena.