Scott Mead is an active investor, investment banker and philanthropist based in London for over 20 years. Scott spent much of his career with Goldman Sachs, where he was a Partner and held various senior management positions. In 2003, he retired from Goldman Sachs to engage more fully with projects, causes and organizations important to him as well as explore new business challenges. From his base in London, many of his current business and philanthropic activities take him to the United States and Asia on a regular basis.
Scott Mead began his investment banking career in New York. After a number of years there with Goldman Sachs he relocated to London in 1987 as part of a small group that built Goldman Sachs' business in Europe. Scott became a Partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994 and a Managing Director in 1996. While at Goldman Sachs, Scott’s business and management responsibilities included heading European privatizations, and building and leading European and Global Communications, Media and Technology. He also served on a number of internal committees within Goldman.
From September 2006 - September 2008 Scott wsa a Senior Advisor at Apax Partners and Chairman of the Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board.
Richmond Park Partners: Scott is a founding partner of Richmond Park Partners, an independent merchant bank based in London actively involved in advisory, restructuring and fund management.
Early Stage and Growth Investment: Scott has been an early stage investor with a number of companies in the communications, new media and technology areas and actively works with management to achieve rapid growth and scale. Several of these companies are in various states of fundraising and strategic transactions.
Scott is Chairman of the Mead Family Foundation which he established in 1996. The foundation is a benefactor to institutions, individuals and initiatives throughout the world with a focus on healthcare, education and the arts. Scott’s philanthropic activities are undertaken both through the Mead Family Foundation, as well as personal commitments to a number of organizations:
Great Ormond Street Hospital: Associate non-executive director of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Vice-Chairman of its redevelopment appeal board; Scott also completed the New York and London marathons to raise funds for the hospital.
Tate Foundation: Member of the Executive Committee of the Tate Foundation, an entity committed to helping the UK’s most visited art museums achieve their objectives.
Cambridge University: Member of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School of Cambridge University and a member of the University’s Campaign Board.
Harvard University: Scott’s activities at Harvard include the Task Force on University Finance and the Committee on University Resources.
Phillips Academy: Charter Trustee of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, a leading secondary school which recently adopted “need-blind” admissions.
Notting Hill Preparatory School: Co-Founder of school with nearly 200 students from ages 4-14; active engagement with local community.
Room to Read: Member of the UK Advisory Board.
MD Anderson Cancer Centre: Member of the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Scott Mead is a graduate of Harvard College, Emmanuel College of Cambridge University, where he was the Harvard Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,