Linda Stewart

President and CEO, Interaction Associates

Linda Stewart, President and CEO of Interaction Associates, has more than 25 years' experience in senior executive level positions, building, improving and leading profitable companies in fast-paced environments globally. Linda was president and senior executive leader of several divisions of Fidelity, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, where she successfully drove business strategy development and deployment, revenue generation, operational excellence, and financial reporting. Stewart was founder and CEO of EPOCH, a firm devoted to helping companies meet their goals by hiring highly effective short-term and part-time executives. Previously, she was COO of Veritude, an organization delivering workforce and staffing solutions to Fidelity Investments and other large commercial entities. She served as President of ActionsXchange, EVP of National Charitable Services, and EVP of BostonCoach Corp. Stewart also was SVP for Fidelity International, LTD. and Fidelity Service Company, as well as working for the Boston Company, Boston Financial Data Services, Time, Inc. and KMPG. Stewart holds a degree from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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Building Trust 2013: Trends, Tools, and Results

June 25, 2013 | Linda Stewart, Andy Atkins

Now in its fifth year, Interaction Associates' 2013 annual research on trust (in partnership with HCI), shows some remarkable findings about the behaviors and elements of trust high performance organizations rely on to drive business results, promote engagement, and increase profit.

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Building Trust in Business: How Organizational Trust Impacts Performance

April 25, 2012 | Linda Stewart, Andy Atkins

Today, both employees and managers find themselves in a place of tepid confidence while simultaneously feeling an overwhelming need to remain positive and focused on future growth and productivity. Research has demonstrated that a critical element to achieving sustainable business success - especially during tough times - is organizational trust, which fosters organizational leadership and collaboration.