Scott has been a visionary and recognized leader in venture capital investing for the traditional and advanced energy/power sectors since 1994. He is also one of the few with an extensive and proven investment and management operations history. Currently, Scott looks explicitly for opportunities in the newly forming mobility sector – EV charging (including integration with the power grid and other distributed energy resources); autonomy; connected vehicles; smart cities/transportation management.
As part of EnerTech’s Strategic Partners program, Scott has worked closely with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the ideation, creation, formation, and launch of the California Mobility Center. This initiative enables Scott to directly put his learnings from his entire career into action. His passion is to help early-stage companies and industry incumbents work together using new methods of business engagement to facilitate a quicker path to scalable market adoption. Progress in this area leads to significant value creation opportunities for investors.
Scott has worked with more than 20 early-to-mid stage private companies providing strategic and operational guidance and advice as a board member and investor. He currently sits on the board of GeoDigital Inc. Scott managed investments in and formerly sat on the boards of Clean Air Power (L: CAP)- sold; CURRENT Group - sold; Catalytic Solutions (L: CTSU)- sold; Enerwise – purchased by Comverge; Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN) - purchased by Atheros/Qualcomm, Comverge (NASDAQ: COMV) - purchased by private equity investor; CoaLogix (NASDAQ: ACORN) – purchased by private equity investor; Enbala – purchased by Generac; and Tangent – purchased by Caterpillar.
Before EnerTech, Scott spent 16 years in the power industry as an operating executive with Atlantic Energy, culminating in his role as one of six senior officers and as President & COO of the entire set of the company's non-regulated competitive energy businesses. In this role, he formed a corporate venture capital activity that was subsequently spun out in 1996 to form EnerTech Capital as an independent venture fund manager.
Scott received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University; he has also attended several graduate-level Business, Strategy, and Management courses at Wharton.