Scott is an active leader in the Chicago technology community. His previous company, ZyLAB, developed the first PC search engine, which was then sold to a publicly held company. Scott has expertise in voicemail technology, having developed one of the first automated voice delivery and notification systems. He is a founding board member of the Information Technology Association of Illinois and formerly served on the board of directors of Woodard Development Corporation, a real estate development firm. Scott has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.