With over 25 years of strategy, business development, sales, marketing, product and consulting experience primarily in the Internet, digital media and technology space, Scott has been successful at developing 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’s current career focus is on business coaching, delivering MEANINGFUL IMPACT helping entrepreneurial CEOs (and their leadership teams) who are passionate about growth to successfully scale their businesses. He also serves on multiple advisory boards; is a founding board member of Kehilat Shanghai (a dynamic community of Jews from around the globe living in Shanghai); and is a volunteer mentor to start-ups in Chinaccelerator.
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 based on specific market and consumer intelligence.
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 Mandarin Chinese, and lives in Shanghai with his wife (who is a local entrepreneur building a children’s fashion brand) and young daughter. Beyond business, Scott likes to take both his girls on plenty of dates; he participates in marathons and triathlons as well as liking to get out on the tennis court and golf course; and he serves as an amateur wine master in his local Beefsteak & Burgundy club.
Favorite Quote: “Life is a marathon, not a sprint” Original source unknown, but can easily substitute “China” for “Life”