Scott A. Scanlon is Co-CEO of Hunt Scanlon Ventures, which was formed to assist human capital firms realize their full investment potential. Scott has spent the last three years building the firm’s M&A advisory unit, which now offers a full range of critical solutions to guide founders and their management teams to successful exits.
Under Scott’s supervision, Hunt Scanlon Ventures has helped close more than a dozen of the most prominent M&A transactions in the human capital space, including AEA Investors’ acquisition of software recruiting leader Bespoke Partners; ZRG/RFE Investment Partners’ acquisition of culture change consultancy Walking the Talk and sports & entertainment recruiting specialist Turnkey Search; True/ LLR Partners’ acquisition of cleantech recruiting boutique Hobbs & Towne; and the deal that brought cybersecurity recruiting specialist Alta Associates and its sister company Executive Women’s Forum to ShoreView Industries/The Diversified Search Group. These represent just six of the many M&A deals that Scott has spearheaded, with numerous others in a very active pipeline.
Thirty-five years ago, Scott co-founded Hunt Scanlon Media, a widely recognized news, market intelligence, and public relations firm. He is an accomplished journalist and editor. He has co-authored eight popular business and career books and is a frequently quoted expert on recruitment issues in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crains, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes and others. Navigating Your Career, co-written with Christopher W. Hunt, was selected as one of the ‘30 Best Business Books’ of 1999.
Scott has maintained a long and successful business career. Prior to co-founding Hunt Scanlon Media, he has held roles with McLagan Partners and, later, with AON Hewitt. Scott earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics from Fairfield University and read Russian languages at Harvard University.