With over 30 years of strategy, business development, sales, marketing, product and consulting experience primarily in the Internet, digital media and technology space, Scott has been successful developing and growing businesses in the United States and Asia (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore). Doing business in Asia since 1999 and living in China since 2005, his experience includes senior executive roles in public companies, start-ups, and global consultancies.
Scott made a purpose-driven career shift in 2017 to become a certified scale-up business coach, delivering MEANINGFUL IMPACT helping entrepreneurial CEOs (and their leadership teams) who are passionate about growth to successfully scale their businesses with greater ease, speed and confidence. He also serves on multiple advisory boards; is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shanghai American School; and is an Adjunct Partner (Entrepreneur in Residence + CEO Mentor) at SOSV – Orbit Startups.
In his last operational executive role as Executive Vice President and China Managing Director for Thoughtful Media Group, Scott successfully launched China’s first and largest multi-channel network (MCN) of online video creators, which helped a roster of blue-chip brand clients to reach and influence consumer audiences. Earlier, as Partner in charge of Gallup Consulting’s Shanghai office, as Director of McKinsey’s Insights China, and as Senior Strategy Director, China for WPP’s Wunderman, he led organizations that helped Fortune 500 clients make key strategic decisions for their China businesses.
Scott holds a BA in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and he received both an MBA in finance and a JD from UCLA. He is fully conversational in Chinese, and lives in Shanghai with his wife (who is an entrepreneur building a children’s fashion brand) and daughter. Beyond business, Scott loves to take both his girls on plenty of dates; he likes to get out on the tennis court and golf course; and he serves as President in his local Beefsteak & Burgundy club.