Scott Black has over forty years of financial and general management experience beginning with corporate finance and international treasury positions at Xerox Corporation and Joseph E. Seagram. At Merrill Lynch he worked initially in the Market Planning Department of the brokerage entity until becoming head of Corporate Development responsible for the holding Company’s diversification activities. His first entrepreneurial venture, restructuring the William O’Neil Company in 1978, was followed in 1979 by managing equities for Sunkist Growers, Delphi Management’s original account.
Mr. Black’s education includes a BA from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance at the Harvard Business School in 1971 after completing his U.S. Army active service obligation at Fort Ord, California.
Mr. Black has guest lectured on investments and corporate finance at the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Forbes, The Institutional Investor, Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal, has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business Channel, Wall Street Week, and has participated annually in the Barron’s Roundtable between 1998 and 2012. In May 2010, Mr. Black inaugurated the new two-hour segment “Market Laboratory” on Bloomberg Television as its first guest host. Among his civic activities, Mr. Black serves on the advisory boards at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, NortheasternUniversity, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the Portland Museum of Art. Mr. Black was named a lifetime Fellow of Harvard University in 2000 and received the Johns Hopkins distinguished alumni award in 2008.