SCOTT GRIFFITH

Executive in Residence, General Catalyst Partners

Griffith, Scott

Since taking the wheel in February of 2003, Scott steered Zipcar to first place as the world’s leading car sharing network. In the fall of 2007, Scott led Zipcar’s merger with Flexcar, managing the integration of the company fleets, technology and membership base under the Zipcar brand and service. In 2010, Scott navigated the successful acquisition of London-based Streetcar, the UK’s fastest growing car club, in an effort to expand the benefits of car-sharing throughout the UK and globally. Most recently, in April 2011, Scott led Zipcar through a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) to become publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "ZIP."

With a commitment to innovation, Scott has solidified Zipcar’s position as the clear leader in the car-sharing industry, establishing a brand and customer experience that has attracted more than 575,000 savvy urban residents, businesses and university students. By forging partnerships with several top global brands and the world’s largest automakers, and by developing relationships with transit agencies, universities and influential city and state governments, Scott has fostered the emergence of car sharing as a new transportation category, changing urban life by providing instant, affordable mobility in 14 major metropolitan areas and at more than 230 college campuses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For his accomplishments at Zipcar, Scott was named a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2009, selected as one of Huffington Post’s 2010 Game-changers in transportation, and dubbed Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2010 Social Entrepreneur CEO of the Year. He was recently honored by nonprofit research and consulting firm Root Cause as the recipient of their first Business Innovator Award in May 2011. In addition, BusinessWeek named Scott one of its “Best Leaders of 2006,” and he was the recipient of Babson College's ELiTE Award for entrepreneurship. As a leading authority on the benefits of car-sharing and transportation issues, Scott has been interviewed by the world's top news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Newsweek, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, Associated Press, CBS-TV, FOX-TV, ABC World News Tonight and Time Magazine.

Prior to Zipcar, Scott held senior level positions at The Boeing Company, Information America, an Atlanta-based provider of online public record information, and The Parthenon Group, a boutique business strategy and investment firm.

Scott earned his BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.