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 serves on the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Board of Directors, an organization focused on promoting the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. Scott 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.