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Brian Scott    Co-Chairman of Deal Flow/ Erie Regional Chairman

Brian Scott

As the Co-Chairman of the Deal Flow Committee and Erie Regional Chairman for BlueTree, Brian actively pursues promising deal flow in the Tri-State Region and Southern Ontario for BlueTree and serves as the lead recruiter for new angels in the Erie Region. Brian also coaches and mentors entrepreneurs that are considering angel funding or have become portfolio companies. In addition to his work at BlueTree, Brian serves as the founder and CEO of Express Management group, teaches at Gannon University, and serves on several private company and non-profit boards.

As the founder CEO of Express Management Group, Brian works with his business partner to operate six short-term loan locations, three home furnishing locations, and one commercial retail plaza in northeast Ohio. As an adjunct faculty member at Gannon University, Brian educates master’s level CIS students in how to properly manage information organizations.

Prior to his founding of Express, Brian led an IT organization as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Acquisitions at Rentway, which was a publicly traded NYSE company. Rentway was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in America on three different occasions during Mr. Scott’s tenure as he helped the company grow from 13 locations in three states to 1200 locations in 38 states before the company successfully exited.

He earned his undergraduate History degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in Software Engineering from Gannon University.

Brian recently joined the Cleveland Federal Reserve Board’s panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and serves on the board of the Innovation Collaborative, Auoroch’s Brewing, and RendrFX.


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