Independent Consultant, Business Performance Improvement @ IMG Managment & Consulting
B.A., American Studies, History & Government @
Scott McDermott is a founding member and the managing director of New Harbour Partners LLC, a Wellesley, MA based Capital Investment and Business Advisory Partnership investing capital and management in compelling small business growth and transformation scenarios. Scott is well-known for his successful track record and business expertise in capital raising, business law, operational performance, business development,
Scott McDermott is a founding member and the managing director of New Harbour Partners LLC, a Wellesley, MA based Capital Investment and Business Advisory Partnership investing capital and management in compelling small business growth and transformation scenarios. Scott is well-known for his successful track record and business expertise in capital raising, business law, operational performance, business development, navigation of corporate transformations, and the building of strategic teams and relationships. As a business school professor, corporate lawyer, technology executive and trusted-advisor, Scott has spent over 25 years working closely with entrepreneurs, management teams, and investors. From 1984 – 1991, Scott served as a professor of Law & Management at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He continues teaching today as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA and MSA programs at BC in the areas of business systems and business performance. From 1991- 2000, Scott and his partners built White & McDermott, P.C., into a leading corporate law “boutique” firm in the Boston-area. Beyond general business counseling, Scott also successfully managed and closed 40+ private equity financings, 25+ merger & acquisition deals -- and numerous valuable business transactions, licensing agreements and joint-venturing partnerships. Scott has served as a senior corporate and business development executive in the enterprise software, network security, and electronic security integration sectors. He continues his professional practice as senior advisor to business owners, executives, and management teams committed to growth and transformation through continuous improvement. Scott has developed and implements tools and disciplines to drive “good to great” business transformations for small businesses, professional service firms and emerging companies.
Lecturer of Managment Practice, and Director of the BC MBA Consulting Service @ From 1984 to Present (31 years) Chestnut Hill, MassachusettsManaging Director @ New Harbour Partners is a capital investment partnership bringing financial resources economic capital, energy, experience and business advice to winning teams – select New England businesses committed to growth and value creation. We look to be a significant part, or even a driver, of compelling business growth or transformation opportunities. We have invested our experience and capital in New England small businesses while providing business direction, valuable business contacts, and experienced counsel.
New Harbour Partners provides strategy & execution advice to business owners – we serve as “in the cockpit” navigators for small business on a mission – a mission of growth, transformation, next-level performance or harvest. We bring objectivity, disciplines, business process improvements, and the rapid development of teams and organizations. We implement proprietary Outperformance™ Programs to drive our clients from Good to Great.
New Harbour Partners operates and manages Capital Investment Partnerships [CIPs] and Business Acquisition Partnerships [BAPs] –we look to invest in and acquire select small businesses in New England.
We Value: * integrity, teamwork, speed, accountability, and creativity * leadership positions within niche markets * recurring revenue or subscription revenue streams * product or services delivering significant value-added to the customer * specific domain knowledge, expertise and deep business understanding * open, active, continuous and collaborative communication * an opportunistic, entrepreneurial spirit * fundamental strategies to create value * the power of talented, experienced and energetic management. From 2006 to Present (9 years) Wellesley MAIndependent Consultant, Business Performance Improvement @ From 2004 to Present (11 years) Wellesley, MassachusettsTown Moderator @ From 2003 to Present (12 years) VP of Corporate & Business Development @ IDe was an enterprise software company developing and selling sophisticated product development management software to Fortune 500 product companies. First-line tactical responsibility for $40MM+ of venture capital raised from 2000 to 2004. Senior executive responsible for strategic business relationships with distribution, technology, consulting, marketing, and investment partners.
Initially joined IDe as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Director of Strategic Business Development. Promoted to the role of Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. Strategic and tactical responsibility for IDe's relationships with key business partners: PRTM, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Business Objects, Dassault Systemes, Rand Worldwide, Sonata, GMT and the George Group. Built tailored IDagree customer engagement process and documentation. Led customer engagements with F500 industry leaders: Daimler-Chrysler, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Owens Corning, Avaya, Gateway and other multi-division product companies in eight industry verticals. Maintained “bullet-proof” operational oversight for the company's corporate and legal affairs. From 2000 to 2004 (4 years) Founding Partner @ Co-founded White & McDermott, P.C. and, over the course of a decade, built the firm with his partners into one of Boston’s leading corporate law “boutiques” focused exclusively on high-quality legal counsel and business advice for start-ups and growing private and public companies in high technology and traditional industries.
Cultivated and managed steady firm growth through marketing, client development, technology and organizational initiatives.
Professional practice specializing in the legal aspects of: strategic business planning; venture capital and private equity finance; mergers & acquisitions; business agreements; commercial relationships, joint ventures and strategic alliances; employment law and organizational advancement; technology development and transfer; and intellectual property rights and protection. Recognized as a subject-matter expert and speaker on: law firm management; business intelligence; preventative law; corporate due diligence; early-stage private equity finance; and the formation of strategic alliances. White & McDermott, P.C. built a reputation for professional services leadership through its client-centric, business-focused, high-integrity and cost-effective commitment. From 1991 to 2000 (9 years) General Counsel and Strategic Advisor @ \Intirion, better known as MicroFridge, was a venture-funded marketing and sales company delivering innovative products to the college & university, hospitality and government marketplaces. Intirion was sold to a publicly traded acquirer in 1998.Served as inside general counsel and advisor to the President, management team and Board of Directors. Played a central role on all key strategic business initiatives, including: private placements of stock; venture financings; OEM arrangements with Sanyo and Daewoo; a roll-up through acquisition of competitors; the planning and execution of a multi-tier distribution strategy; and contractually facilitating large customer engagements. Managed the corporate and legal affairs of the Company and developed the continuous bullet-proof due diligence system™. From 1988 to 1998 (10 years) Professor of Law & Management @ Business school professor for Accounting & Business Law Departments in MBA, MSA and undergraduate programs of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.Assistant Professor of Law & Management, 1984-1991.Lecturer and Adjunct Professor: 1983; 1991 to 2000; 2005 - Present. Taught Business Law II in the undergraduate program and The Legal Aspects of Management and Law, Technology and the Entrepreneur in the MBA Program of the Carroll Graduate School of Management. Presently teaching Business Systems Consulting: Business Performance Management in the MSA and MBA programs. Have developed a portfolio of business case studies at the intersection of strategy, law, marketing, operating systems, finance, and technology. From 1984 to 1991 (7 years)
J.D., Law @ Boston College Law School From 1978 to 1981 B.A., American Studies, History & Government @ Colby College From 1972 to 1976 Scott McDermott is skilled in: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Management, Private Equity, Competitive Analysis, Start-ups, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Finance, Due Diligence, Mergers, Leadership, Program Management, Enterprise Software, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Consulting, Investments
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