- Reston VA
Diversions:When not fighting fires at VisualCV.com, I enjoy World Saving, Hiking, Knowledge Seeking, Mountain Biking, Parenting, Researching, Photographing, Deep Powder Skiing, Soapboxing, World Traveling, Computer Geeking, Spying, WoW'ing, Wii'ing, Eating, PC Gaming, Burrowing, Reading, Scavenging, Sleeping, Packratting, and Zombie Apocalypse Survival Planning.
In the past few years, I've really gotten into genealogy. I especially like bringing my love of geography, regional history, internet research, and (of course) technology to bear on tough research problems. And then going into the field to validate - yes, I lurk in graveyards and ghost towns. Ask me about my grandfathers that fought within a few hundred yards of each other at Vicksburg during the Civil War - on opposite sides.
What I'm listening to:
They say you can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Not sure what this list of music currently in my car says about me, other than "very confused": Oingo Boingo, Hungry Lucy, YNot?!, Pitch Black Dream, Collective Soul, Smithereens, Govi, Red Delicious, The Sundays, Gaelic Storm, BMG, Gypsy Kings, TMBG, Collide, The Madding Crowd, Tower of Power, Emptys, Tapping the Vein, Garbage, Offspring, Tyketto, BT, Templar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Ralph's World, Venus Hum, PvD, Commitments, Styx, Fat Possum Records, Kidney Thieves, From Good Homes, Seal, Roomful of Blues, Cars, Yaz, AC/DC, Evanesence, Nickel Creek, Stereo MCs, School of Fish, Icehouse, Los Lobos, Rush, Information Society, XM Unsigned (RIP 2005), XM Fred/Lucy, XMU, XM Bluesville, XM Chill, XM Real Jazz.
I'm currently the Vice President of Product Development here at VisualCV.com. I'm also a member of the Executive Management Team. Being at a Web 2.0 startup, I get the chance to be deeply involved in all kinds of activities. I'm focused on Product Management, Software Development, and Quality Assurance. But at any given moment I'm also supporting Business Development, Consumer Research, Community Outreach & Evangelism, Marketing, Customer Service, Production Operations, and Strategic Planning - depending on what time of day (or night) it is. What a cool job!Before joining Phillip Merrick and Clint Heiden at VisualCV.com in 2007, I was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for webMethods. I was with webMethods for many years - from one of the most successful software IPOs in history in 2000, through years of explosive hypergrowth fueled by several acquisitions, to the successful sale of webMethods to Software AG in 2007. What a ride. During that time I was the Director of Knowledge Management, the VP of Enterprise Applications, and eventually Senior Vice President and CIO. Before joining webMethods in 2000, I had spent most of my career designing, developing, and deploying Knowledge Management, Imagery, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the U. S. Intelligence Community.Learn more about Scott by checking out his detailed VisualCV...