Our experienced executive team of proven leaders drives our commitment to breaking new ground. Under their leadership, Scout is disrupting the process and improving the outcomes of an industry in need of change. With a history of continual innovation, we’re not doing things the same old way. We’re building the recruiting industry’s future.

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Ken LazarusCEO

Ken Lazarus has been a cofounder, CEO, director and advisor for more than a dozen technology-based startups during his 20-year career. Prior to joining Scout in 2013, Lazarus served as CEO of Lilliputian Systems, where he led the development of Lilliputian’s portable power product platform, secured international aircraft regulatory approval, raised significant capital from blue-chip investors, and signed important strategic manufacturing and distribution agreements. Previously, Lazarus served as CEO of ACX, a maker of vibration and motion control equipment that ranked #79 on the Inc. 500 before being acquired by Cymer, Inc. (NASD: CYMI).  Lazarus also cofounded DataXu and Ekotrope, and has worked with numerous other startups. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and a B.S. from Duke University. Lazarus, who is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, has served as an MIT Visiting Committee Member and holds over 20 patents.

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Michael UmanaCFO and COO

Michael Umana is a team builder with entrepreneurial vision. His consistent record of spearheading process improvements and culture changes delivers strong contributions to revenue, profit, and cash flow. Umana has held the executive positions of Senior VP and CFO at Lojack Corporation; Executive VP, COO, and CFO at Saucony; and VP and CFO of the Instruments Business Unit at Perkin Elmer. In addition, he has significant experience at venture-backed startups, as well as with the Consulting and Audit Practices division at Arthur Andersen. Umana drives financial and operating performance in high-growth situations, building value and completing over $700M in M&A transactions. He earned his degree in Accounting from the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He is also a current member of the MSCPA, AICPA, and CGMA.

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Ed MallenChief Revenue Officer

Ed Mallen is a startup maven. With proven experience in growing startups throughout his long career, Mallen has extensive experience in leadership and development roles, board member positions, and advisory roles in a number of successful companies in systems and software, such as that of President and CEO of NetCentric, Profile Systems, and OzVision. Mallen has served most recently as the Chairman of the Boards of TimeTrade and Health Wyse.

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John ChuangScout Board of Directors

John Chuang cofounded Aquent in 1986 while still an undergraduate at Harvard University. Chuang has led or been principal investor in several successful technology companies, including Scout, TalentDrive, Angie’s List, Woven, Aquent, and others.

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