K4Connect Appoints Technology Industry Veteran Keith Stewart as Chief Growth Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. — K4Connect, a software company serving the seniors housing sector, has appointed Keith Stewart as the company’s chief growth officer. The company also expanded the duties of Derek Holt, the company’s president, to include the role of chief operating officer.

Stewart will draw on 20 years of experience in the technology industry helping to grow companies and sales organizations. Prior to joining K4Connect, Stewart was the chief revenue officer for Site 1001, a California-based startup focused on smart buildings, real estate technology and construction technology. Prior to that, he served as a global sales leader and executive staff member in the Watson Internet of Things Division at IBM. Steward served multiple positions during a decade at IBM.

In his expanded role, Holt will continue to focus on all aspects of K4Connect’s business. He will oversee internal and field operations, marketing, communications and program management, including K4Connect’s expansion into the home market.

Prior to joining K4Connect, Holt was a founding member of Startup America Partnership, a public-private partnership focused on the acceleration of entrepreneurship in the United States. He was also a founding member and the head of growth at Main Street Genome, a venture-backed startup focused on improving success rates of businesses through data and technology. 

Holt began his career at IBM and served as the worldwide program director for business partners and general business in the company’s Rational Software Division. Throughout his 10-year career at IBM, he held various technical and business leadership roles.