Sawyer Howitt is a project manager at Meriwether Group. At just 17 years old, the entrepreneur has greatly helped the Oregon based company achieve its mission. Sawyer works on changing businesses’ structure on commerce and helping the companies grow. This has enabled him develop several business skills such giving effective presentations, taking notes in important meetings and excelling spreadsheets mastery.
Sawyer Howitt joined the group in 2015 as a business strategy analyst. At that time, he worked with executives to enhance retail businesses of customers. In this capacity, Sawyer Howitt developed RFID, a similar technology to UPC codes, to speed up shopping checkout process. He is currently working on improving the technology to help businesses improve their operations and enhance the shopping experience of their customers.
Sawyer Howitt studies at Lincoln High where he is also a successful racquetball player. He has membership of Portland Racquetball Club and regularly blogs about the sport and entrepreneurship. Sawyer is also a volunteer tutor in math and science. The young entrepreneur has been a director of many philanthropic companies that focus on creating opportunities for minorities. He has been a mentor of at-risk teenagers and completed many business internships.
To build his knowledge, he has enrolled for a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance at Columbia University this fall. His academic background and experience helps him understand what modern businesses need. He particularly appreciates the need for branding and marketing to build and maintain relationships with savvy consumers.
Sawyer Howitt is David Howitt’s son. The senior Howitt and Sawyer are well known entrepreneurs at the Meriwether Group. The group provides companies with services such as business acceleration, funding organizations with equity and exit strategy support. They assist the companies with branding by carrying out research to understand target markets, developing messages that will appeal to them and coming up with effective ways to deliver messages to the audiences. The organization also helps with optimization of businesses profits, development of strategies, and execution of the initiatives. Sawyer’s experience and educational background will make it easy for him to lead the company and continue his father’s legacy.