Office Location: Philadelphia
Phone: +1 215 988 1000
Scott is a partner based in Heidrick & Struggles’ Conshohocken office and a member of Heidrick Consulting, where he works with global companies to accelerate digital transformation and innovation. He is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation and has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and startup ventures.
Prior to Heidrick, Scott was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Safeguard Scientifics, which provides capital and relevant expertise to fuel the growth of technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media.
He also served as President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mobiquity Inc., a leader in delivering innovative mobile and digital solutions for enterprises, where he continues to be Chairman of Mobiquity’s Advisory Board. Scott has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International, and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Fulton Financial Corporation (FFC).
Scott has authored a book entitled, “The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution”, and has been a long-time thought leader in the mobile and digital space. In addition, he is a chapter author in the books “The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in the Interlinked World” and “Inside the Minds: Small Business Growth Strategies: Goals for Successful CEOs.”
Scott is a Senior Fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School, an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured at MIT, Babson, Duke, Georgia Tech and INSEAD on Digital Innovation, Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Next Generation Wireless, Product Design and Development, and Business Intelligence. Scott founded and directs the Game Changer Collaborative, which is made up of leading companies focused on cross-sector digital innovation opportunities. He also holds two patents for on-line decision aids and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the CIO Magazine, WIRED, Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Scott earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.