Scott joined Ignition as Business Development Partner to help our portfolio companies identify and win customers and partners on a global scale. Scott has spent 20 years working at the intersection of technology and finance and has worked with startups and large companies on partnerships, go-to-market, acquisitions, and investments. Scott’s prior roles have placed him at the forefront of how software-defined infrastructure, devops, advanced analytics, cyber, and digital transformation are changing our notion of the tech stack and how enterprises source and consumer solutions.

Prior to joining Ignition, Scott led Microsoft Startup Growth Partners, was responsible for Microsoft’s global accelerator program and brought together colleagues across the company to drive engagement and partnership with the start-up and venture capital ecosystem.

Before Microsoft, Scott led the Technology Innovation Portfolio team at Bank of America. The team’s mission was finding innovative solutions to emerging business and technology opportunities by partnering with the technology community, including venture capital firms, and their portfolio companies.

Prior to Bank of America, Scott ran Technology Business Development at Morgan Stanley where his responsibilities included technology strategy and partnering with the banking and equities businesses to drive revenue for the Firm.  In this role, Scott created a structured innovation practice that cultivated relationships with VCs, technology entrepreneurs, CEOs, CTOs and other leaders at both large and small technology companies.

Prior to his role in Technology Business Development, Scott spent 10 years in equity research at Morgan Stanley, covering the networking and communications equipment sector, and before that Scott ran finance at Covista, a publicly-traded telecom company.