E. Scott Menter
Founder and Principal
Using my background as a CEO and technologist, work with technology entrepreneurs and their businesses, supporting both personal and economic growth.
Orange County, CA
Chief Strategy Officer
BP LOGIX, INC.
Nurtured this small software venture into a thriving business and a successful 2019 exit. BP Logix is a recognized innovator in the business process management (BPM) / intelligent process automation (IPA) marketplace. Reporting to the founders, Scott acted as both individual contributor and senior executive manager, with primary responsibility for the company’s flagship product. He also played a key role in partnerships, licensing models, and proposal development, among many other functions.
Scott was the face and voice of BP Logix to the BPM analyst community, leveraging his communication skills and business background to provide context for the features and benefits offered by the company’s products. He brought that same sensibility to the executive team, where he was directly responsible for ensuring that product features, services, pricing, and marketing anticipated the needs of the market. Scott created the conceptual basis for product features including (among others) case management and data virtualization—advancing the product with deeply integrated, high-demand capabilities.
Scott pioneered the 2010 introduction of the company’s cloud offering. Over the years, he led a successful effort resulting in Gartner’s selection of BP Logix to its Magic Quadrant for Intelligent BPM Software for five consecutive years. Scott’s contribution was also critical to the company’s selection (among a small number of winners drawn from a pool of hundreds of entries) for recognition on four different occasions by the Workflow Management Council for its prestigious Excellence in BPM Award.
Following the company’s acquisition in 2019 by a private equity group, Scott honored a commitment to remain for six months to help smooth the transition. He left BP Logix in March 2020.
Head of Technology
WAMU INVESTMENTS, INC.
Reporting to the president, led the technology organization for this nationwide retail broker/dealer (a division of Washington Mutual Bank). Scott and his team of about three dozen technology professionals navigated WaMu Investments through complex regulatory challenges, rapidly changing products, and major relocations, in addition to the day-to-day challenges of managing a brokerage operation with tens of thousands of customer accounts.
Following the collapse of the parent company, Scott was retained by acquirer Chase to assist in the migration of the brokerage platform. During this period, he spent considerable effort engaged in mentoring displaced team members.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Computing, Scott directed the Infrastructure Services team, servicing a population of approximately 30,000 students, staff, faculty, administrators, and others. Critical services provided by Scott’s team included email, process automation, computing, storage, hosting, datacenter operation, consulting, and information security services.
In the famously consensus-driven university environment, Scott was an agent of change. He established a profit center within his organization, providing IT consulting to departments and researchers. He also reanimated a committee of departmental computing heads, recasting it as a valuable source of feedback for the academic computing organization, a channel for communicating that group’s successes (and shortfalls), and a forum for sharing ideas.
As a member of the executive team reporting to the AVC, Scott collaborated on significant technology efforts with his peers responsible for networking, research, instruction, and the campus help desk. He also worked with colleagues on other campuses and in the Office of the President on statewide policy and technology procurement matters.
Founder and CEO
ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT CORP.
For over a decade, Enterprise Systems Management Corp. and its subsidiary helped large enterprises organize and operate their datacenters and networks. The company also built and marketed software for identity management and process automation. ESM Corp. counted a number of Wall Street giants, such as Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers, among many others, as long-time customers.
Additional Experience / Education
ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Member, Board of Directors
THE AMANDA COMPANY
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Acted as outside board member for this voice mail software venture. During Scott’s tenure, the company reached #27 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies, won numerous industry awards, and inked a course-changing OEM deal with a major telephony hardware manufacturer.
Scott has served on or led a number of boards of advocacy, professional, and community organizations.
B.A., Computer Science