Scott is the CEO and Founder of Evidon (formerly Better Advertising)- a new type of company that brings trust to online advertising. Evidon is an intermediary between consumers, advertisers, industry self-regulatory programs and government. Evidon helps consumers protect their privacy and keep quality content ad-supported and free.
He created the company as an Entrepreneur in residence at Warburg Pincus LLC, which is supporting the company. From 2005-2008, Scott was president and CEO of About.com, a part of The New York Times Company. He spent eight years with The New York Times Company in a number of senior management roles. In addition to his role at About.com, he was the General Manager of the companyÂ´s flagship website, The New York Times on the Web (www.nytimes.com). He also served as vice president, strategic planning for The Boston Globe. Before joining The New York Times Company, Scott was with Multex.com (a venture-backed company which was acquired by Reuters in 2003 after a successful IPO in 1999), where he was Vice President and General Manager of its business-to-consumer division. Before beginning his media career, Scott worked in management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group and in investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. Scott holds an A.B. in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University, where he was a winner of the Rouse Prize for Economics and was selected as a White Intern by the Taubman Center for Public Policy. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
In addition to his role at Warburg Pincus, Scott is a Director of Go2Media (www.go2.com) and an Advisor to Kosmix Corporation (www.kosmix.com) and Bestcovery (www.bestcovery.com)