Director of Innovation and Private Sector Research Engagement
Room: Bustad 110
Scott Maloney is an executive and multiple division leader with experience in Fortune 500 companies and $1B+ startups. He is currently the Managing Director and Founder of Crain & Company, a global consulting firm and the CEO of Seed Worthy, a technology company. As the Director of Innovation and Private Sector Research Engagement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University he connects the groundbreaking technologies and discoveries of WSU with the industry partners and investment sources necessary to bring them to the world.
Prior to this he was VP of Strategy and Operations for @Pay, a mobile payment startup where he led the @Pay Product, Production, and Strategy teams, and provided direct leadership for all strategic initiatives. Before that, Scott was the Senior Operations and Strategy Manager for LivingSocial, where he was responsible for leadership of several operational and strategic teams, and he was a key driver of growth for one of the company’s fastest growing divisions. LivingSocial was acquired for a publicly undisclosed amount. Scott managed R&D finance and planning for Human Genome Sciences prior to their $3.5B acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline. As a finance lead to the Emerging Markets Unit at Pfizer, Scott provided business development and financial efforts for nearly $400M in partnerships deals and international operations. Throughout his career Scott has successfully raised investment rounds from Angels, VCs, and funds.
Scott holds degrees in Genetics and Cellular Biology from Washington State University and an MBA in both Strategy and Finance from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, a Top 20 MBA program.
Scott is a third-generation entrepreneur, guest lecturer at major universities, keynote speaker, consultant, Innovator-In-Residence to a major startup incubator, and board member for several large companies. In his free time he enjoys travel, amazing food, and practicing martial arts as a holder of black belts in multiple styles.
Education and Training
BS in Genetics and Cellular Biology, Washington State University
MBA in both Strategy and Finance from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
- Mao L, Wertzler KJ, Maloney SC, Wang Z, Magnuson NS, Reeves R. (2009) HMGA1 levels influence mitochondrial function and mitochondrial DNA repair efficiency. Mol Cell Biol 29(20):5426-40. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00105-09. Epub 2009 Aug 17. PMID: 19687300 PMCID: 2756874
- Humann JL, Schroeder BK, Mortimer MW, House BL, Yurgel SN, Maloney SC, Ward KL, Fallquist HM, Ziemkiewicz HT, Kahn ML. (2008) Construction and expression of sugar kinase transcriptional gene fusions by using the Sinorhizobium meliloti ORFeome. Appl Environ Microbiol. 74(21):6756-65. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01468-08. Epub 2008 Sep 12. PMID: 18791020 PMCID: 2576705
- Adair JE, Maloney SC, Dement GA, Wertzler KJ, Smerdon MJ, Reeves R (2007) High mobility group A1 (HMGA1) proteins inhibit expression of nucleotide excision repair factor Cancer Res. 67(13), 6044-52 PMID: 17616660 PMCID:
- Maloney SC, Adair JE, Smerdon MJ, Reeves R (2007) Gene-specific nucleotide excision repair is impaired in human cells expressing elevated levels of high mobility group A1 nonhistone proteins DNA Repair (Amst). 6(9), 1371-9 PMID: 17540622 PMCID: PMC1994692
- Dement GA, Maloney SC, Reeves R. (2007) Nuclear HMGA1 nonhistone chromatin proteins directly influence mitochondrial transcription, maintenance, and function. Exp Cell Res. 313(1):77-87. Epub 2006 Sep 22. PMID: 17045586 PMCID: 1823039
- Schroeder BK, House BL, Mortimer MW, Yurgel SN, Maloney SC, Ward KL, Kahn ML. (2005) Development of a functional genomics platform for Sinorhizobium meliloti: construction of an ORFeome. Appl Environ Microbiol. 71(10):5858-64. PMID: 16204497 PMCID: 1265944