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Scot Gensler

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Proven go to market strategist, marketer and deal-maker with a track record of driving profitable distribution around new product/services

Proven go to market strategist, marketer and deal-maker with a track record of driving profitable distribution around new product/services

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

SimpleQL

Advisor

Bento for Business
Bento, Inc.
Traction
Knotch
Bento for Business

Positions

Member, Advisory Board UpCurrent 2016 - present
Member, Advisory Board Traction 2015 - present
Member, Advisory Board Knotch 2014 - present
Vice President of Business & Corporate Development, Business Operations StyleSeat 2015 - 2016
Advisor Bento, Inc. 2014 - 2015
General Manager LiveFyre, acquired by Adobe 2011 - 2013
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Current Media (acquired by Al Jazeera) 2008 - 2011
Executive Director, Business Development Grouper Networks (acquired by Sony and rebranded as Crackle) 2005 - 2008
Business Development Consultant Pie 2005 - 2005
Associate Managing Director Martin Wolf Securities, www.martinwolf.com 2001 - 2005
Advisor Traction 2015 - present
Strategy, Business & Corporate Development, Finance & People Ops StyleSeat 2015 - present
Advisor Knotch 2014 - present
Advisor Bento for Business 2014 - 2015
Co-Founder & CEO SimpleQL 2013 - 2014
General Manager Livefyre 2011 - 2013
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Current TV 2008 - 2011
Executive Director, Business Development Sony Pictures Entertainment 2005 - 2008
Business Development Consultant Pie Digital 2005 - 2005
Associate Managing Director martinwolf | M&A Advisors 2001 - 2005

Education

University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Business 1999 - 2001
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Business 2000 - 2000
Rutgers University-New Brunswick History and Econmics 1992 - 1996
Moorestown High 1988 - 1992

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise software
  • • Data and Analytics
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Negotiation • Product management • Venture capital • M&a • Business Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Many years as a startup executive driving business development, sales and business strategy forward. Key experiences include leadership positions in B2B2C enterprise SaaS, television and digital media, online video and investment banking.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Strategic instincts, relationships with investors and influencers, ability to build marketing and distribution programs that drive significant growth.

As an Advisor

Direct, quick study, believer in great ideas and even more in great execution

3
Vouches Received

3
Vouches Given

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Peter Swearengen
Adviser, Agent of Presence and Founding Sr. Producer, Unannounced Will Wright Product. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Scot is an executive thinker with a rare combination of people skills and ability to communicate clearly with anyone he meets.
Cree Crawford
* Founder / COO / Dir. - Green Ocean Sciences | Molecular Analytics Group * H. Wng. Commander - 149th Texas Air Guard

Venkat Nagaswamy
They're my school
Very big brain -- has the ability to understand very complex situations and translate them into business solutions. Also a geniunely good, ... fun loving person who cares about people.

Sankar Patel
Founder/CEO, UpCurrent
Great person. High integrity. Great understanding of what's happening in the media agency world and is very well thought of with brands.

Sankar Patel
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, UpCurrent
Awesome network across media agencies and brands. Gets the future of native advertising and is an awesome person.