President & CEO - EDM Americas
Scott Byers is an accomplished and solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success in information technology, higher education, and not-for-profits. He leverages extensive M&A, process improvement, financial analysis, and outsourcing experience to drive profitability, making him a unique asset for companies seeking long-term, sustainable growth, either organically or inorganically. Scott has proven his ability to turn around organizations and build cross-functional teams to achieve corporate objectives. His areas of expertise include corporate development, cybersecurity, account management, regulatory compliance, market analysis, change management, business continuity, project planning and management, facilities management, contract negotiations, risk management, debt financing, private equity, and exit strategy.
Currently, Scott serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of EDM Americas, an organization he has been affiliated with since 2008. Scott commenced as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Information Technologies, a family-owned company, and over the next few years he led a revenue increase of 30% and a 50% growth in the customer base. Under Scott’s leadership, Diversified Information Technologies was included in the Inc. 5000 List for four consecutive years and was featured in the Security 500 rankings for the last several years. In 2013, he assisted the owner to complete a financially beneficial sale of the company to EDM, UK-based private equity investors, and remained with the company to lead the US division. Over the past three years, Scott has guided the company to achieve a 50% increase in profitability. Regional locations have been expanded and leveraged to 21 sites, and the employee headcount has increased from 260 to 550. Scott has restructured all key areas of the organization, including the replacement of the majority of the executive leadership team.
As VP of Finance/General Counsel with Wilkes University from 2002 to 2007, Scott orchestrated the turnaround of the organization, steering it away from a distressed financial situation and stabilizing finances and operations. He redesigned the core business model, outsourced services, and reduced headcount and expenses to rescue the organization and realign processes with corporate strategy. He installed a campus facility plan to address deferred maintenance and physical plant square footage for new student services and residential halls; and secured long-term debt financing to stabilize institution and provide platform for growth.