Raised on Florida’s space coast, Scott attended Florida State University’s College of Law in Tallahassee. There, he received his Juris Doctorate, becoming the first of his family to obtain an advanced degree.
Scott’s work in the legal field spanned from the United States Attorney’s Office, to smaller private firms, to serving as general counsel for various real estate and technology companies. His practice was tailored to his clients’ needs: corporate law, internet law, real estate law, creditor rights and litigation—and, significantly, timeshare law. With this knowledge and experience, he was asked to provide legal and business consultation to a burgeoning escrow and title agency that specialized in timeshare transfers. There, he met his future business partner, Chad Newbold.
Together, Scott and Chad developed the online presence and technology of that small title agency, acquired the other partner’s interests and expanded their efforts into other strategic and innovative ventures in the vacation ownership industry. Utilizing their skills and experience, they developed a multitude of brands under a new Vacation Innovations, LLC umbrella. In 2012, Chad and Scott, looking to scale their web presence quickly, elected to look outside at acquiring competitors. They started with what they deemed the largest and best producer of timeshare buyers and sellers, SellMyTimeshareNow.com (SMTN). Scott and Chad quickly acquired SMTN creating the largest online marketplace for timeshare sales and rentals.
As CEO of Vacation Innovations and SellMyTimeshareNow, Scott serves as the company’s corporate counsel and visionary leader. He’s focused on fostering innovative business solutions that facilitate forward-movement opportunities for customers, business partners and employees. He’s committed to putting vacation ownership to work for existing timeshare owners and to exposing the timeshare product to the next generation of buyers.