MANAGING PARTNER, CLAREO
Scott Bowman brings more than 20 years of consulting and operational leadership experience in sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, and corporate development (M&A, licensing and partnerships).
He has built several businesses and advised companies – from startups to Fortune 1000 firms – in the technology, business services, resources, durables, consumer products, for-profit education and non-profit industries.
At Clareo, Scott co-leads Clareo’s Corporate Venturing practice area, which is focused on driving innovation, growth and new business creation through partnering with startups & emerging businesses. He has also applied the principles of entrepreneurship and business innovation across a range of contexts – including: Establishing corporate entrepreneurship, venturing & VC programs in corporate & public-sector context New business design and launch for a private, for-profit education business Business model innovation for a global nutrition firm moving from products to services & solutions IP licensing strategy for a technology startup pioneering the wireless power industry Driving growth through new ecosystem partnering models for a leading personal hygiene company Investing in & advising startup businesses through Clareo Capital – Clareo’s angel investment arm.
Prior to Clareo, he led a $50 million business unit for X-Rite Inc., and co-led merger integration planning for the $280M merger with GretagMacbeth, a Swiss company X-Rite acquired in 2006. He has also held multiple leadership positions with Siebel Systems (now Oracle Corp.) overseeing teams responsible for Alliance Business Development, Global Channel Operations, Product Management and WW Sales Operations. From 1999–2001, he helped design, launch and run a startup within the business that grew from $0 to $70M in 18 months. Scott earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Outside of his work at Clareo, Scott is on the Board of Trustees for Ada Christian School, and on the Board of Advisors for Partners in Compassionate Care, which built a hospital in South Sudan in 2008 and continues to provide support there. He is also active in mentoring and training entrepreneurs in developing countries and has traveled to Kyrgyzstan to provide strategic planning assistance for emerging businesses in the region.