Scott co-founded GovDelivery in a St. Paul basement at the end of the dotcom boom. GovDelivery’s growth accelerated after 2009 and the Company now employs over 220 people in St. Paul, Madison, Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, and England. GovDelivery enables government to transform the citizen experience. With GovDelivery, governments
reach more people and get those people to take meaningful actions. GovDelivery has transformed how the public sector communicates helping over 1,800 government organizations from small parks to the largest national agencies connect with over 120 million people.
Whether it’s more people getting a flu shot, applying for financial aid for college or moving a car during a snow emergency, the actions taken by citizens as a result of a better citizen experience truly improve lives.
The Washington Post recognized GovDelivery as “Obamacare’s Secret Traffic Weapon” as a top source of use of HealthCare.gov. Every federal department uses GovDelivery as does the UK Parliament, and organizations across all 50 states. GovDelivery is also the subject of a Harvard Business School case published in 2015.
Scott led GovDelivery’s effort to acquire GovLoop which is the most widely used online learning community for public servants with over 300,000 members and has led four other acquisitions.
Scott also led the sale of GovDelivery to Actua (NASDAQ: ACTA) in 2009 achieving a robust exit for his investors and securing a strong partner for GovDelivery to accelerate its growth. Since the acquisition of GovDelivery by Actua, Scott has continued as CEO with the business growing more than 500%.
Scott’s passion for making St. Paul an even better place to live, learn, and do business has led him to serve on the Executive Committee of the St. Paul Chamber and to support the public schools, libraries, and economic development from a number of board and volunteer positions. He supports entrepreneurship as an investor and advisor to a number of local companies.
Scott is originally from Duluth, MN and graduated with a degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College where he was an NCAA Division I Alpine Ski Racer. Prior to GovDelivery, he was the eight hire at SafeRent, one of the first cloud-based businesses which went on to a successful exit, and he worked as a consultant at McKinsey.