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Community Highlights: Meet Scott Vineyard of Mobility Plus North Scottsdale

Community Highlights: Meet Scott Vineyard of Mobility Plus North Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott Vineyard.

Can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

I knew from an early age that I wanted to attend The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania. As a result, I chose to attend the most rigorous High Schools I could that were within driving distance of where my family lived. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Wharton and graduated with a BS in Economics and a Concentration in Finance. My first job was working in Business Planning and Analysis at Taco Bell Corporate in Irvine, CA, when PepsiCo owned them. I then went from there to a start-up company in Scottsdale, AZ. I truly enjoyed my time there, as I reported to the CFO and had many different responsibilities. This is where I learned how much I enjoyed smaller/growing companies with an entrepreneurial environment. Since then, I have worked for many different companies of various sizes in electronics manufacturing (both direct to consumer and contract electronics manufacturing), food manufacturing, services, and before opening my Mobility Plus business, I worked for 15+ years leading the Strategy work of an Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Company that insures the most difficult types of risks. From an expertise standpoint, I started in Financial Analysis and Planning, moved into Mergers and Acquisitions and ended up working in Strategy. I really enjoyed those roles because they touch on all aspects of the business.

I was fortunate in that the progression of my career happened mostly organically. When we had our son, I left Mergers & Acquisitions since it required so much travel. I wanted to be home more with my wife and son. I then moved into Strategy at an E&S Insurance Company called Scottsdale Insurance (owned by Nationwide Insurance) which I enjoyed very much. I had a very rewarding role there and the work/life balance was great, which was very important as we had our second child while I was there. My family is the most important thing to me, and it was important to me to be there for them as much as possible. In addition, the company provided very competitive benefits such as a pension, matching 401k and 6 weeks of paid time off.

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