Yesterday, we had the pleasure of having Scott Ferber host our 5th monthly speaker series at Clearspring. Scott was CEO of Advertising.com and is now CEO of online video ad optimization platform, Tidal TV.
He’s a humble, energetic, and has a lot to share. His most memorable quote of the evening—”Mice often get trampled with they dance with elephants. – Gar”.
Scott founded Advertising.com in 1998. The company was sold to AOL in 2004 for nearly half a billion dollars. In his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, He was responsible for the company’s stellar operating performance, strategic vision and continued development of its award-winning, proprietary optimization technology.
Prior to Advertising.com, Scott held roles at Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, where he developed computer systems and mathematical models to create business practices for plant production and raw material procurement. Furthermore, he was with the Capital One Financial Corporation, where he leveraged statistical approaches to marketing and financial risk management to develop new businesses outside of the credit card industry.
Scott has received numerous awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, CEO of the Year by Blue Chip Venture Company, the American Business Award’s “Stevie” for Best Executive in 2005, the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award 2006 from the University of Virginia, and was named an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in 2009.
Scott graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, Dept of Systems Engineering in 1991, and a M.S. from the Stanford University, Dept of Engineering-Economic Systems in 1992.