Stuart was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in Atlanta since 1975. Stuart graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in April 1988 with a Bachelor of Science and Administration with a major in Finance and completed his accounting courses at Georgia State University. He has been practicing in public accounting for 17 years.
Stuart is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).
Stuart has served on the Board of Trustees for Temple Emanuel and the Marcus Jewish Community Center. Additionally, Stuart has coached youth football for the past four years.