Scott Staples

Scott joined First Advantage as CEO in early 2017. He has more than 29 years of experience in the Services sector, having co-founded Mindtree in 1999, a digital transformation and IT services company. Scott helped take Mindtree public in 2007 and the Mindtree IPO became one of the most  successful in IT Services history. At Mindtree, Scott served as president of the Americas and head of vertical markets. Scott is known as a “growth entrepreneur” and was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology Services in 2015. Prior to co-founding Mindtree, Scott served as a Director at Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), where he was responsible for key accounts in the mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Scott drove e-business, CRM, IT strategy and application management initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies. In the early 1990s, Scott moved into the consulting arena as a director of marketing for Gemini Consulting’s North American financial services practice. Scott is a frequent contributor to industry magazines and journals, webinars, and conferences. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey.

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