Scott F. Meadow
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth
Since 1982, Scott Meadow has been a principal investor in the private equity industry. He is the 2011 recipient of the Richard J. Daley Award. The Daley Medal acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the state of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.
Professor Meadow has held the position of clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2000. He was awarded the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Phoenix Prize and The Faculty Excellence Award in 2010. He was designated by Business Week's "Guide to the Best Business Schools" (2003, 8th edition) and (2005, 9th edition) as one of the outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country. Professor Meadow has taught 7000 students at Chicago Booth, in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, commercializing innovation (which he created), the New Venture Challenge, and is the faculty advisor for the Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Scott has over 25 years’ experience as a general partner with four venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and most recently with the Edgewater Funds, where he remains a senior advisor. Over the course of his career, Scott has approved hundreds of equity financings, been active in fundraising and has personally led, originated or created more than sixty investments including two dozen healthcare services companies, over a dozen consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the internet. Scott has been recognized by Venture One as one of the outstanding healthcare investors in the industry.
Representative investments include Coventry Corporation, HEALTHSOUTH, Sunrise Assisted Living, Sunrise International, Managed Health Network, Aspen Education Services, Pathology Partners, Heritage Healthcare, MedPartners, The Sports Authority, CompUSA, and Staples. Scott recently served on the board of directors of National Equipment Services (NASDAQ: NLEQ) during its emergence from Chapter 11 and Barrier Safe Systems . He currently serves on the board of GenerationOne, and is an advisor to Alpha Associates in Zurich, Switzerland.
Professor Meadow earned his AB magna cum laude from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.