Stewart Vernon is a life long entrepreneur, as well as, founder and CEO of ASP– America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool cleaning, repair, and renovation franchise system. He led ASP to being recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises”. Most recently Stewart has been named as the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the newly formed Innovation Center at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Stewart works with many start ups and has a passion for taking companies from inception to profitability. In conjunction with the Innovation Center, Stewart has spearheaded the creation of Central Piedmont Investment Group which is an Angel Fund in middle Georgia that works in conjunction with the Macon Chamber of Commerce and NewTown Macon to assist local start ups with their funding needs. Stewart and his family enjoy traveling and the outdoors. The Overland Adventure business is something he can relate to and he has put much of his time and resources behind it to ensure that the company delivers a quality product to its clients.