Scott is the principal of GreenBusinessOwner.com, advising businesses on executive strategy and implementation of sustainable principles as a driver of business success. Scott is an author, professional public speaker, sustainable strategy advisor and serial eco-entrepreneur who has started, grown and sold several green businesses. Scott’s book, Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), has been hailed by green business professionals, including Horst Rechelbacher (founder of Aveda), as a great starting point for aspiring eco-entrepreneurs to understand the wealth of opportunities available in the green economy for entrepreneurs, no matter what level of formal education or startup capital they have.
Scott was strategic sustainability advisor for Wells Fargo’s Small Business Insight Series. He has given keynote addresses for multiple conferences (including North Coast Green and the Santa Fe Alliance Earth Day Conference), workshops, and academic events, and conducted social entrepreneurship workshops for a wide variety of audiences. Scott worked as project manager for global sustainability consulting firm Saatchi & Saatchi S, whose clients included Johnson & Johnson, NBC Universal, Frito-Lay, Wal-Mart, a Public Utility, and the City of Tallahassee. Scott brings this wealth of knowledge implementing sustainability tools on a Fortune 5 level to the small business community, where his heart truly lies. Scott is a Phi Beta Kappa who holds a double Master’s Degree (Business Administration and Conservation Biology).
Scott also feels it is very important for businesses and their owners to ‘walk the walk.’ Scott is an avid cyclist, a vegetarian for his entire adult life, commutes car-free, grows a bountiful organic garden in his sunny backyard in San Francisco, and conducts free or low cost educational workshops like the Bay Area Green Business Meetup group.