Sawyer Howitt is a young entrepreneur who lives in Portland, Oregon. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs. His father, David Howitt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Meriwether Group. His mom and dad also co-founded Oregon Chai, a very successful brand of tea which they founded in 2004. Sawyer joined Meriwether Group in September 2015 as a Business Strategy Analyst. His success in this role led to him becoming a Project Manager in early 2017 where he focuses on changing how commerce works.
Meriwether Group works with entrepreneurs every day that want the company’s help in order to accelerate their business and products. This has enabled Sawyer Howitt, who is a senior at Lincoln High School, learn a broader understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur and the mindset one needs to have in order to be successful. While he learned quite a bit about entrepreneurship from his parents, learning about how others have gone about building a business has given him even deeper insight into what he plans on doing for a living. He has also deepened his skill at some of the business fundamentals he will need to have such as giving presentations and developing spreadsheets.
So that he will have the necessary education and skills in order to attain his dreams of opening his own businesses in the future, Sawyer Howitt is planning on attending Columbia University. At this acclaimed school he wants to take part in their Entrepreneurial Finance degree program which has graduated many successful entrepreneurs over the years.