Edward W. Scott, Jr.

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Edward W. Scott, Jr. "founded BEA Systems, Inc. with the other two principals of the company, Bill Coleman and Alfred Chuang, in early 1995. Today Mr. Scott serves as a Counselor to BEA senior management. Previously, Mr. Scott served both as President of BEA and as Executive Vice President for World Wide Field Operations, supervising BEA's sales, marketing, and services operations. In this capacity, Mr. Scott was responsible for more than 1,000 personnel in 52 offices in 24 countries."[1]

"Since withdrawing from direct management at BEA, Mr. Scott has been involved with a variety of philanthropic activities, including several children's organizations overseas. He is the President and Chairman of escottVentures. In 2001, Mr. Scott founded the Center for Global Development, a Washington-based institution dedicated to policy research and engagement with the policy community on development issues."[2]

"Prior to founding BEA, Mr. Scott was executive vice president in charge of worldwide sales and marketing at Pyramid Technology. At Pyramid, Mr. Scott also had responsibility for Pyramid's major alliances and OEM relationships, including those with AT&T, Siemens-Nixdorf, Fujitsu, ICL, Hyundai, and Olivetti. Mr. Scott was one of the founders of Sun Microsystems' federal division, Sun Federal. In addition, he has held sales and marketing management positions at Dest Systems, Computer Consoles, Inc., and Office Power, Inc., which he also founded."[3]

"Before his career in the high-technology industry, Mr. Scott was an executive in the U.S. government for 17 years. In his last two U.S. government assignments, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and as Assistant Secretary for Administration in the Department of Transportation. He served under seven attorneys general and three secretaries of transportation. Mr. Scott earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in political science from Michigan State University. He also has a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from University of Oxford (UK)."[4]

"Mr. Scott established and funded the Scott Family Fellows program in 2007, which is supported by CGD. The program provides to the President of Liberia a cadre of highly trained economists and development specialists, who work directly for the cabinet secretaries of various Liberian ministries helping to reconstruct that war-torn country. Since its inception, the program has been expanded to include other fellows funded by Humanity United, the McCall MacBain Foundation, the Open Society Institute and the Nike Foundation. There are currently 15 fellows in Monrovia working across numerous Ministries and government agencies.

"In his most recent philanthropic initiative, the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), Mr. Scott seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in its collective effort to reduce global poverty and disease...

"Mr. Scott serves on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Institute of Technology where he also funded the creation of the Scott Center for Autism Research...

"In addition, Mr. Scott serves on the Board of Malaria No More, as well as the Boards of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.

"In his current commercial activity, Mr. Scott serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Florida Beer Company, where he is the majority shareholder. He is an investor and member of the Board of Directors for Voxiva, a company which develops and deploys applications on cellular phones to collect and manage public health information as well as patient and supply chain data in the health sector. Mr. Scott is also on the Board of Stitcher, a company which provides tools for managing podcasts on the iPhone and Blackberry mobile phones.

"Mr. Scott was one of the earliest and largest single investors in StubHub, Inc., a highly successful internet ticketing company. He served on its Board for seven years prior to its acquisition by eBay, Inc. in 2007. Mr. Scott founded, built, owns and operates the Kiwi Tennis Club, which is one of the premier tennis facilities in the United States, in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida." [1]

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  1. Edward W. Scott, Jr., Center for Global Development, accessed November 20, 2010.
  2. Directors, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, accessed November 20, 2010.
  3. Directors, Malaria no More, accessed November 28, 2007.
  4. Leadership, Initiative for Global Development, accessed December 11, 2007.
  5. Advisory Council, Global Philanthropy Forum, accessed January 9, 2010.