Scott began his entrepreneurial journey in 2007, jettisoning the big advertising agency world to create a start-up agency named Launchpad. Within just a few years the agency grew from the two founders working on a front porch to become one of the nation’s fastest growing agencies with over $10M in revenue and 70 employees, and a member of the Inc 500.
While growing rapidly was a good problem to have, it created an array of other challenges. What had been a nimble start-up became more cumbersome to manage. It became difficult to climb up from the day-to-day working “in” the business to focus on the long-term health and direction of the company. Eighty-hour weeks were the norm, and too many low-level decisions were driven up to leadership based on a lack of clear accountability.
A few years later Scott was introduced to TRACTION® and EOS®. It was clear to him the life changing value EOS® brings to operating a growing company. Traction had been the missing ingredient at Launchpad.
This also led Scott to a personal realization. Scott’s passions have always been around teaching, coaching and mentoring. Having first-hand operational experience as an entrepreneur both with and without EOS® and executing the disciplines and tools of EOS® in a real-world environment, he realized his true calling is helping other entrepreneurs get more of what they want out of their own businesses by achieving Traction.
Scott is also a member of Vistage and the Forbes Agency Council, and a contributing writer to publications including Forbes and Inc Magazine around leadership and entrepreneurship.
Scott lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona with his wife and two sons, but as a native of NJ – and avid Springsteen fan – continues to split his time between Arizona and the east coast. He works with clients in a range of locations across the country.
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