Scott Lurding

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Scott Lurding has more than two decades of finance, management, business development, and strategy experience. He has been involved with companies focused on healthcare, technology, education, information services, and financial technology.

Most recently, Scott was President of Venture First, a financial services firm focused on middle market and venture-backed companies. Prior to that, Scott was founder and CEO of Altus Advisory Partners, an advisory practice which provided capital market solutions and consulting services to the higher education sector. Before that, he served as the Associate Secretary (Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer) for the Phi Beta Kappa Society national office. He held a management role with CEB (now Gartner), and was on the executive team of two entrepreneurial health care companies.

Early in his career, Scott served as an analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and he was a consultant at Accenture. Scott is the author of a Harvard Business School case study about an entrepreneurial healthcare company and has been a guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Scott received a BA in English from Indiana University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is FINRA registered Series 7, 24 and 63.