Now based in Silicon Valley, he is a Scottish web and telecoms experienced founder and CEO of an online retailer, business telecoms network operator and in 2010 an online productivity application called Teamly.
While Scott was busy gaining a BA Hons Marketing degree at Glasgow’s Strathclyde University, he also founded his first business, Freedom Phones, having spotted the market opportunity for selling mobile phones online.
Many years later that business developed into the award-winning business telecommunications provider, abica. A powerful new brand was created to be seen as a fresh alternative to the big multinational telecoms players. Offering converged mobile, landline and broadband services to SMEs the business model focused on delivering contracted recurring revenue with the intention of building these long-term and creating a substantial UK wide business As business telecoms is an incredibly competitive marketplace abica’s focus and differentiator was on quality and service, underpinned by seven core values. The investment in quality paid off when abica won the Glasgow Business Award for excellence in customer service In October 2009 Scott decided to move on from abica due to differing opinions on what the priorities should be going forward.
After taking 6 months off in which time he travelled extensively and spent time in Silicon Valley, Scott has gone back to his online roots and has now launched his latest business, Teamly.com. Teamly builds online tools tha help improve companies by revolutionising how they manage their staff and maximise their effectiveness. It combines his passion for the internet and desire to help people and businesses succeed.
In the recent past Scott used to sit on the board of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, a non-profit which supports entrepreneurs succeed . He was also a volunteer as a mentor to young start ups through the PSYBT, and the curator of the London Startup Digest.