Professor Scott McDermott is a Lecturer of Management Practice and directs programs in experiential learning, business consulting, and high performing teams. Professor McDermott has enjoyed an academic and professional affiliation with the Carroll School of Management and Boston College’s MBA Program since 1984. He is an expert in the multi- disciplinary aspects of management with a focus on business performance improvement, transformative change, and executive coaching. As a business school professor, operating executive, business development leader, corporate lawyer, and trusted-advisor, Professor McDermott has spent over 30 years working closely with growth companies, business owners, management teams, and investing organizations.
Professor McDermott serves as an independent management consultant and strategic business advisor. His consulting work focuses on helping small and middle-market companies plan and execute C4B (change for better) initiatives, I2 (innovate and improve) business performance improvement initiatives, and other strategies designed to build competitive advantage. Professor McDermott often serves as an executive coach and trusted advisor to presidents and executive teams of small businesses. Recently Scott has developed a series of action-based edutainment programs for corporations to enhance organizational achievement, innovation, and team performance. From 2013 to 2015, Professor McDermott served as a Principal Consultant to the PasaporteN innovation and internationalization program in Medellin, Colombia, sponsored by RutaN, a driving force of the city’s innovation community.
Professor McDermott is a Managing Director of New Harbour Partners LLC–a Wellesley, Massachusetts, based capital investment partnership focused on investment, acquisition and business advisory opportunities in emerging businesses with compelling growth and value creation potential. He applies his experience, insights, and skills in deal sourcing, due diligence, transactions, and governance to the New Harbour Partners’ portfolio.
Professor McDermott has been the elected Town Moderator of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, for 15 years, and has served on the Board of Directors of multiple non-profit organizations.
Professor McDermott is a graduate of Colby College and Boston College Law School. He is an avid runner, hiker, skier, and tennis player. He is married with 3 grown children. He enjoys reading history and biography, and he is active in community and civic affairs.