Scott Kauffman is the Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA), an advertising agency and marketing services partner company, as well as the Chairman of several venture-backed Internet companies. Scott has over 30 years of experience in corporate executive and board leadership positions with both public and private companies. He is a widely recognized industry leader in the fields of Internet media, consumer marketing and digital entertainment.
Prior to MDC, Scott was the Co-Founder, President & CEO of New Engineering University, an education services company. Before entering academia, Scott was the President & CEO of Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT), the parent company of SourceForge, Slashdot and ThinkGeek. He joined shortly after Yahoo acquired BlueLithium, where he served as President & COO.
Before BlueLithium, Scott was President & CEO of several early-stage Internet ventures, including Zinio, MusicNow, Coremetrics and eCoverage. In 1997, Kleiner Perkins recruited Scott to Silicon Valley to become President & CEO of AdKnowledge, which he filed to take public before negotiating its sale to CMGI in 1999.