CEO & Co-founder
Scott E. Jordan is the co-founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST, Inc. and its licensing subsidiary TEC-Technology Enabled Clothing, Inc. As CEO of SCOTTeVEST, Scott is involved in every aspect of the business, from engineering the perfect pocket to maintaining media relationships to the "big picture" stuff, like determining the future of the company. He started SCOTTeVEST in 2000 with his wife Laura, and has built the business from a start-up run from his guest bedroom into one of Inc.com's fastest growing companies. He is the author of the highly successful book Pocket Man: The Unauthorized Autobiography of a Passionate, Personal Promoter, which chronicles his evolution from an unhappy lawyer to an amazingly successful entrepreneur.
Scott is no stranger to media attention. He appeared on Season Three of ABC's Shark Tank in March 2012. He has received a multitude of press in the past for his successful entrepreneurship, including write-ups in Entrepreneur magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and even several college textbooks. Before founding SCOTTeVEST, Scott practiced corporate law at DLA Piper in Chicago and acted as Vice President and General Counsel at a Next50.com, an internet start-up. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University (summa cum laude and Order of the Coif) and his B.A. in Business Administration (with a focus on entrepreneurship...before it was trendy) from Ohio State University. His favorite hobbies include skiing, amateur auto racing, yoga, and hiking with his wife Laura and their three standard poodles: Chloe, Margaux, and Susie. Scott invites you to follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn. To e-mail Scott, please use firstname.lastname@example.org
See Scott's Appearance on ABC's Hit Show Shark Tank
Read Scott Jordan's Full Biography
To see Scott and Laura's "Trip of Your Life" video, click here
See Scott co-star with Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak in our comedy viral video series here
More information about Scott's book "Pocket Man" can be found on the Pocket Man page
President & Co-founder
Laura Jordan is the Co-founder, President, and General Counsel. Laura received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. She also has a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Philosophy from New York University. She was Vice President of the Alumni Board of the Latin School of Chicago for several years, as well as serving on the Recent Alumni Advisory Board for the University of Illinois College of Law. She is a member of Mensa. Laura's hobbies include skiing, hiking and reading. She also competes in triathlons and adventure races. She loves listening to the Grateful Dead and hanging out with Scott and their three standard poodles--Chloe, Margaux and Susie.
To see Scott and Laura's "Trip of Your Life" video, click here
Part of the SCOTTeVEST graphic design team, Zack D. Brown is a designer and illustrator with a passion for purpose driven work aimed at positively impacting people through effective communication and creative exploration. Inspired from his youth by everything from C.S. Lewis to The Legend of Zelda to the beauty of his home town of Hailey and the surrounding area, Zack knows first hand the power beauty, art and story have to ignite the imagination, transcend boundaries and tell the truth. He also has a tendency to write grandiloquent run-on sentences. Zack studied art and design at the excellent but unfortunately located John Brown University in Arkansas, where he was privileged to work for a time. He is now glad to be back home where he belongs in the Sun Valley area.
IT Technician and Customer Service
Born and raised in Kutztown, PA, Sam relocated to Sun Valley to join the SCOTTeVEST team. He Graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Computer Science. During his time at IC, he was a member of the Ithaca College cross country team. Sam is still an avid runner and is entering local races. His goal is to eventually run an Iron Man. Sam also enjoys the outdoors and all of the activities that go along with being outside. His favorites include mountain biking, skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.
Customer Service Representative
McKenna is one of our customer service representatives. She graduated with a degree in Sociology from UCLA (Go Bruins!). McKenna grew up in Idaho then moved to Los Angeles for college, but remained a small town girl and moved back to Sun Valley after graduating. She loves reading, hiking, skiing, traveling, her dogs, and spending time with friends and family.
Lauren Bertelson is the Technical Designer for SCOTTeVEST. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Indianapolis. Although Lauren spent most of her life in Indiana, she has lived all over the United States. Her most recent adventure has brought her to Ketchum, where she is enjoying the stunning scenery and, not to mention, her dream job. Lauren enjoys baking, film noir, hiking, canoeing, traveling, music, and spending time with her amazing daughter, Evelyn. Lauren just recently surpassed her 2 year anniversary with SCOTTeVEST. In appreciation for all that she does at SCOTTeVEST, this video was created for her. Check it out!
Lauren “Lo” Bourgeau
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
Lauren is our Social Media/Marketing Coordinator. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business-Marketing and a minor in Art from The College of Idaho. Lauren played volleyball for the nationally ranked Coyotes for four seasons, and helped C of I qualify for the NAIA National Tournament her last three seasons. Lauren was born in Ottawa, Canada, lived in Boise Idaho, and spent many days of her childhood visiting family in the Sun Valley area. Lauren enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, skiing, and traveling. Lauren took her SCOTTeVEST on the trip of her life when she toured Italy, Croatia, Spain and France in the fall of 2011.
Customer Service Representative
Maggie is part of the Customer Service team. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. When she can tear herself away from a book, Maggie enjoys being active and trying new things—especially the latest fitness craze. Some of her favorite things are snowboarding, live music and hiking. Maggie recently adopted a one-year-old Border Collie named “Spencer”. Spencer enjoys making new friends and playing in the snow.
Customer Service Representative
Brittney is part of the Customer Service team. She graduated from The College of Idaho with a degree in Health Sciences. Brittney has just relocated from Boise to Ketchum with her boyfriend and is looking forward to all the mountain activities this place has to offer. Besides hiking, biking, and lifting really heavy weights, Brittney loves playing soccer, the greatest sport in the world.
Vice President of Marketing and Operations
Marshall is our Vice President of Marketing and Operations. He is an Idaho native who attended Washington and Lee University for Journalism.Since college he has worked as the Promotions Director at a cluster of radio stations and as the GM/Business and Marketing Director of a golf course. He is a University of Kentucky basketball fanatic and has been since he was a little kid. Marshall likes to ski, hike, fish, and is always up for any adventure with his wife and his two dogs, a yellow lab mix and a St. Bernard/Border Collie Mix named “Mayhem.” He is excited to make the Ketchum area his home, as he has long considered it his “home away from home” and even proposed to his wife on the ice rink in Sun Valley.
Customer Service Representative
Mallory is one of our customer service representatives. She graduated with a degree in English from University of Washington and a degree in Business Resort Management from Sierra Nevada College. Born in Alaska, raised in Seattle, and now living in Sun Valley, Idaho. Her past work experience was for Squaw Valley Resort as Lead-Supervisor of Olympic House Lodge. Mallory is an outdoor enthusiast and is passionate about mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and doing handstands wherever possible!
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Caite is the Executive Assistant to the CEO (AKA: Chief of Scott). After completing her MBA at Coastal Carolina University, Caite relocated to Sun Valley, ID from South Carolina to join the SCOTTeVEST team. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Caite graduated from the University of Kansas, majoring in both political science and journalism. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! She’s a self-proclaimed sports buff with hobbies that include fishing, hiking, travel, boating, soccer, music, theatre and sharing adventures with her boyfriend, Andrew and her puppy, Mia Mimi.
Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple, Inc. is on our Board of Advisors, and the inspiration for our famous iPod Spoof. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators. In 2000, Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers." Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Steve Wozniak is currently executive vice president, chief technology officer and chief visionary officer for Jazz Technologies, Inc. (formerly Acquicor Technology Inc.), which recently acquired Jazz Semiconductor. He co-founded the company with two other former Apple executives, Gilbert F. Amelio and Ellen M. Hancock. The company produces analog and mixed-signal semiconductor devices using specialty process technologies, including silicon germanium processes. Integrating analog and digital components on a single, mixed-signal semiconductor enables smaller and more highly integrated, power-efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective semiconductor devices. Steve is also a published author with the release of his autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.
- See Woz star in our comedy viral video series viral video series here.
- Check out The Woz Green Screen Contest winners!
- Watch Woz do the Gadget Dance with SeV
Robert Scoble grew up in Silicon Valley and has been building online communities since 1985. In 2000, he started his technology blog, scobleizer.com. From 2003-2006, he worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft's famous Channel9 video community.
Scoble currently serves as a Startup Liaison for Open Cloud Computing Company Rackspace. As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the cutting edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program.
Scoble has interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books. Scoble coauthored a book, "The Age of Context," with Forbes author Shel Israel. You can also find Scoble's tech expertise on YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.
Kenneth "Hap" Klopp
Kenneth "Hap" Klopp is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors. Among his many exploits, Mr. Klopp was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. During that time The North Face was honored with many awards for being the best managed company in its industry, including being lauded by Business Week Magazine for providing one of the highest quality products of any company in the United States. Mr. Klopp led The North Face to its position as the largest and most successful company in its industry and one of the largest privately held companies in the San Francisco East Bay. Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on adventuring, leadership, entrepreneurship and the human side of management. Among other achievements, he established the mountaineering and backpacking industry through the development of his own company, The North Face, and along the way was highlighted on national television and in such publications as BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Success, and San Francisco Focus Magazine. After selling his highly successful company, he began an international management consulting firm with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. He has simultaneously participated in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and orchestrated the takeover of the world's leading rugby company, Canterbury of New Zealand (based in New Zealand). Concurrently he has written the highly acclaimed book on leadership called: THE ADVENTURE OF LEADERSHIP: An Unorthodox Business Guide from the Man who Conquered The North Face, published in both hard cover and paperback. He combines all of this with his ongoing sporting and adventuring activities. "Life is a series of linked recoveries, elegantly described in retrospect as a plan." - Hap Klopp
- Watch Interview with Hap Klopp & Scott Jordan here.
- Read Conquering The North Face - by Hap Klopp here.
Peter Shankman serves on our Board of Advisors. He assists with our PR strategy and is one of our best and first evangelists. He has been described by PR Week Magazine as "redefining the art of networking," and by Investor's Business Daily as "crazy, but effective," Peter Shankman is consistently recognized as one of the innovators in both high-tech and "event-driven" publicity, public relations, and marketing. Peter is the President of The Geek Factory, Inc., a global public relations and marketing agency, with clients on every continent. He was named "one of the 30 under 30 in PR to watch" for 2001, and is a frequent consultant to various Fortune 500 companies. He is a frequent speaker at worldwide shows and conferences, including NAB, Comdex, and various PRSA events, and he is also often quoted in major media and trade publications, including the Wall St. Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Associated Press, Reuters, MSNBC, CNN, and USA Today. Peter turned The Geek Factory into an established brand, and has established himself as a leader to whom high-tech and entertainment clients look for public relations, marketing, and event counsel.
Carter Weiss is a founding Partner of the consumer venture capital fund Silas Capital. Before forming Silas Capital, Carter co-founded Built NY in mid 2003, and for 7 years as CEO, grew Built into an internationally recognized consumer products brand. Prior to his role as CEO of Built, Carter spent 7 years as a tech venture capitalist. He was previously a member of corporate venture capital fund Hollinger Capital, where he made successful investments in consumer internet companies. Before Hollinger, he was an Associate at venture capital firm Cornerstone Resources and a M&A analyst at CIS Corporation. Full bio at www.linkedin.com/in/carterweiss