Scott is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cybersecurity. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as early-stage business scaling, profit and loss (P&L) and cashflow management, strategic and go-to-market consulting, and mergers & acquisitions.
Currently, Scott is CEO of 5nine, the leading virtualization security and management provider for the Microsoft Cloud (www.5nine.com). 5nine offers automated end-to-end cloud management and the first and only agentless, multilayered security solution for Hyper-V and Azure. 5nine's innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software significantly reduces operating costs, delivers robust gains in productivity, and actively mitigates security risks.
5nine is an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company (www.insightpartners.com).
Prior to 5nine, Scott served as SVP/GM of Security Services for Verisign, an S&P 500 company (Nasdaq: VRSN), where he had full P&L responsibility for Verisign's security lines of business. In this role, he was responsible for all of sales, product development, marketing and operations. Also at Verisign, Scott served as head of corporate strategy for the company, as well as head of corporate development (M&A).
Scott currently serves on the Board of Advisors of PFP, an IoT security and counterfeiting prevention company, SecondWrite, a disruptive malware-sandboxing company, Steel Mountain Systems, a provider of physical security products for the consumer IoT market, and Ostendio, an information security and privacy software platform.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Cybersecurity Society, a D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses with their security posture.
Scott holds a Masters degree in Business Administration as well as undergraduate degrees in Finance and Political Science, from Virginia Tech.