Scott joined Madrona in 2007. Scott is particularly interested in marketplaces, consumer-facing technologies, prop tech, and all facets of digital commerce.
Journey to Madrona
Prior to joining Madrona, Scott worked at Amazon.com, where he held senior product and business management positions in the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Marketplace groups. He led several key initiatives, including the international rollout of Amazon’s Merchants@ platform. Earlier in his career, Scott was a senior consultant in Accenture’s strategy consulting practice, working with clients in enterprise software, retail, and energy sectors.
- Getting the right people into the right roles has a huge impact on the trajectory of companies at all stages — particularly at the earliest stages.
- Massive markets (and market opportunities) trump pretty much everything else.
- The best-performing companies put the customer at the center of everything they do.
- Choosing what not to do is more important than choosing what to do.
When he’s not in the office…
Scott enjoys traveling with his family, chasing his kids around sports fields, and restoring cars.
Scott graduated cum laude from Northwestern University, receiving his bachelor’s in applied mathematics and economics. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. His guilty pleasures are $1.99 pulp sci-fi e-books on Kindle and peanut butter cup Blizzards from DQ.