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Scott Maxwell is the founder and Senior Managing Director of OpenView Venture Partners.

Prior to OpenView, Scott was a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, having joined Insight in 2000 as the Chief Operating Officer. At Insight, Scott led the effort to institutionalize the investment process, outbound program, value add program, and finance, legal, and administration departments.

Post institutionalizing the investment strategy and infrastructure, Scott started leading deal work in 2001 and was the partner responsible for investing in eight Insight investments.

Scott was previously a Partner at Putnam Investments, where he was Managing Director, Corporate Development. Before joining Putnam, Scott was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Global Equity Division and a member of the Global Equities Executive Committee. Prior to Lehman, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1990 to 1994.

Scott graduated from M.I.T. with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Sigma Xi) and an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, Scott worked as a Research & Development Engineer at two start up companies developing robotic systems and lectured at California State University, Sacramento.

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