Scott was our interim CIO for seven months while we recruited for a permanent replacement. He reported directly to me (President and CEO). From day one, Scott fully grasped our organizational and business systems challenges. He was tasked with not only ensuring our systems were operational 24×7, but also to commence drafting plans to introduce new solutions to move our company forward from a technology and organizational standpoint. He significantly reined in staffing costs saving over $6m annually.
Finally, Scott played an instrumental role in assisting us in acquiring a new CIO. His strong ties to the technology community were invaluable in the search process. He was part of the executive interview team, and assisted in a very smooth transition once the new CIO arrived.
Scott was a tremendous resource to our company when we needed an interim CIO.
President and CEO
Delta Dental Insurance
Scott was part of my senior executive team for nine years at Wind River Systems where I was the company President. During this time he was extremely successful in developing and implementing a global I.T. Strategic Plan that included a number of new systems and technologies. These included, but were not limited to a new Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support platform, Cloud-based Electronic Software delivery, and a sophisticated mobile platform for Sales Analysis and Financial Business Intelligence.
Scott also turned an underperforming I.T. organization into a World Class team. His business, technology, and leadership skills are exceptional. He communicates effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and he was a tremendous asset to our team.
I am pleased to provide Scott with my highest recommendation.
President and CEO, MobileIron
Scott was our CIO for eight years during my tenure as CEO of Concentrex (now Harland Financial Solutions), and was a member of my executive staff. His ability to join our team and quickly assess the I.T. organization, and successfully implement improvements to turn it into a world class team was exceptional. Scott has a significant background in business systems and strategy that allowed Harland Financial Solutions to grow exponentially year after year including multiple acquisitions. His technology strategies were directly tied into our business plans, hence making a significant contribution to our success.
Scott also assisted us in defining the business requirements for a new financial system and customer support platform, and successfully acquired and implemented these on time and within budget. This streamlined our operations, reduced our overall expenses, and delivered increased efficiencies across all parts of the organization.
Scott was a tremendous asset to our organization.
CEO, Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Scott was a key part of my leadership team at Wind River Systems when I was Chairman and CEO. I was instrumental in recruiting Scott and bringing him into the company. He hit the ground running and quickly assessed the I.T. organization, and developed a Strategic Plan for Applications, Systems, Operations, and staffing. These plans were directly tied to the business goals and corporate objectives, and facilitated Wind Rivers’ dramatic and significant growth.
Some of his deliverables were developing an international world class IT organization, and new technology and tools for our Sales, Marketing, and Customer support organizations, including award winning upgrades to our corporate customer support web site.
Scott really understands business and technology and has exceptional skills needed to bring real world solutions to improve the company’s top and bottom lines. It was a pleasure having Scott on my team. He was a tremendous asset to us.
Chairman and CEO, Tintri
I worked with Scott at Wind River Systems where I was the Senior V.P. of Worldwide Sales and Operations. Scott and I worked side-by-side to develop a new Sales platform (Salesforce.com) that was world class. This had a tremendous and positive impact on my Sales team and was extremely successful. Together, we also designed and implemented a sophisticated, mobile Business Intelligence reporting platform to provide real-time Sales and Marketing data to the employee base seamlessly. Having access to these systems gave us a strategic advantage over our competitors and allowed us to win deals of significant size.
The services Scott provided were exceptional, and allowed us to achieve tremendous success during the three years I was there. Scott really understands business and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Head of Worldwide Client Engagement, Elementum
Scott and I were colleagues during my tenure as Senior V.P. of Technology and Engineering at Wind River Systems. Scott provided exceptional technology guidance and services to my organization that helped us become a world class development organization. He was instrumental in assisting us deliver a Cloud-based product offering, web-based Customer Support platform, and a new product hierarchy, streamlining the development, sales, and order processes.
Scott was a trusted colleague who I could call upon at any time for sound business and technology advice. He was extremely well liked and respected by all who came in contact with him.
Senior Vice President Customer Success, MobileIron
Scott and I worked together for three years during our tenure at Peregrine Systems. He is a strong IT executive who successfully executed a rapid turnaround of Peregrine’s aging applications and infrastructure. Scott quickly obtained executive team buy-in for his strategic roadmap, and built the team we needed to execute and succeed. He was a key contributor to implementing his strategy for future growth and success. This placed us in a position to eventually sell the company (to HP).
CEO at SCALABLE Network Technologies