Art Stewart

Global Head of Sales & Marketing


Art rejoined IDEX Biometrics as Global Head of Sales and Marketing in July 2020.  He has over 18 years of experience in biometrics and over 30 years in technology development roles.  Prior to joining IDEX, Art held a variety of executive management positions at AuthenTec, a fingerprint biometrics-based semiconductor start-up and spin out from Harris Corporation.  Art was directly responsible for the first fingerprint sensor integrations into the mobile phone market, lead the AuthenTec WW Sales team when the company went IPO, and was VP-GM of the Mobile and PC business unit when the company was acquired by Apple.  After the Apple acquisition Art was recruited by Synaptics to lead their technical diligence initiative to get into the fingerprint biometrics space.  This resulted in the acquisition of Validity Sensors which become a third operating division of Synaptics.  As VP of Product Management, Art drove product strategy at Synaptics Biometrics Product Division.  In January 2018 Art started Cinnamon Ridge Advisors, LLC providing strategy guidance and market analysis services to several companies in the valley, prior to his return to IDEX.