Vision. Leadership. Execution.
- Serial entrepreneur, founder, and advisor to multiple startups and growth stage companies
- Senior operating executive having held Sales, Strategy, BD, Partnerships, CIO, CEO roles with startups and established companies
- Proven expertise in Sales, Strategic Partnerships, Leadership Development, Executive Counsel and Strategic Planning
- Coached over 250 executives
Scott’s operations and consulting work has covered a range of industries including Fintech, B2B (SMB), Consumer, SaaS, e-Commerce, Entertainment, Hospitality and Financial Services (wealth management, asset management and banking).
Since founding The Mackenzie Group (TMG) in 1999 he has also held various senior operating roles including CEO/Co-Founder at Keanr (events), VP Business Development at Deem (travel & expense), VP Business & Market Development at Cost Cooperative (acquired by TriNet), VP Sales & Business Development at Vector Entertainment (gaming), VP Sales & Business Development at BizDeals (B2B group buying for SMBs), VP Market and Business Development for RapidBuyr (acquired BizDeals), and Managing Director and founder of Redfish Ventures.
Prior to founding TMG, Scott was VP of Corporate Development & Strategy at Demandline.com (B2B provider of SMB services). As a member of the founding team, he was responsible for building partnerships with over 25 brand name companies including AT&T, T.Rowe Price, ADP, Fidelity, Mellon and Sprint.
Previously, he was VP of Strategic Initiatives at E*Trade, responsible leading a team of 18 professionals providing evaluation and implementation of strategic opportunities including due diligence of on-line brokers/ECNs, providing project oversight, and management of major initiatives such as E*Trade International, acquisition integration, and project management expertise.
Prior to E*Trade , Scott was Director of Planning, Development & Technology(CIO) with J.C. Bradford & Co. ($600 million securities firm acquired by Paine Webber), responsible for management of 60 employees and leading the planning efforts that provided the framework for the significant growth of the firm’s Retail and Capital Markets. He also provided executive counsel and advisory service to the senior partnership team.
For over 10 years Scott held senior consulting roles at Harbridge House, a division of PwC (as Managing Director), and CSC Index where he was responsible for business development and consulting activities providing strategy, organizational change and executive development expertise for Fortune 500 companies. These clients included Wells Fargo, Sun America, Sheraton Hotels, Schlumberger, Capital Group Companies, Gaylord Entertainment, Fidelity and HJ Heinz among others.
Scott began his career with Merrill Lynch in New York. He has been a guest lecturer Cornell University’s MBA/Hotel School Strategy and Marketing programs.
He received his MBA from the University of Michigan and has a BS from Cornell University.
You can often find Scott hiking, running or mountain biking as he continues to explore the trails of the West Coast.
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