Scott Donaldson joined Austin Ventures in 2007 and co-leads the Texas Middle Market practice. Prior to joining AV, Scott was a vice president and founding partner of Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to Silver Oak, he was a private equity associate at Willis Stein & Partners in Chicago and an investment banking analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco. Scott received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BA in Economics from Harvard University. Scott is an active participant in the cancer community and was the founding chairman of the Livestrong Foundation’s Young Leadership Cancer Council. He is also a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Central Texas.