Scott loves to spend time in the mountains of Colorado. He went to the University of Colorado Boulder on an athletic scholarship where he majored in Electrical Engineering. After working at HP for 15 years in the Test and Measurement Division, Scott had his first startup experience at Tellsoft Technologies in Colorado Springs. Later, Scott and his brother Dan bootstrapped a company called ReadyTalk, a successful startup in the communications sector. Scott and Dan sold ReadyTalk to PGI in 2017. After a brief retirement period, Scott started a nonprofit called Mission Zero, and created the Climate Action Fund at CU Boulder. Scott believes that by educating our future leaders on the science of climate change, it will empower them with the skills necessary to tackle our climate crisis.
As a CU Buff, Scott was a letterman on the CU cross country team, was the IEEE president and ran the first ever Student Professional Awareness Conference for engineering students. At HP, Scott was recognized for multiple awards in sales and management including the President’s Club in 1991. During his time at ReadyTalk, Scott and Dan built an award-winning technology company that was ranked for 5 consecutive years on “Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500” and “Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.” ReadyTalk was also recognized as one of the top companies to work for in Colorado and won Outside Magazine’s Best Company to Work for in 2012. In 2008, Scott and Dan were recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst and Young and later inducted into the E&Y Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.