Stephen J. Scott

Instigator in Washington, DC

Stephen J. Scott

Instigator in Washington, DC

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I lead Starling, a "predictive behavioral analytics" company operating at the nexus of data science, network science, and behavioral science.

Our products and technologies are transforming the way organizations measure and manage their people dynamics in order to drive reduced risk and improved performance. Check us out at:

Throughout my career I have helped leaders to create, protect, and restore value in their organizations. I have typically worked for: corporate boards, officers, M&A and strategy teams; governance, risk & compliance staff; internal and external legal counsel; PE, hedge fund, and other investors; and for government officials.

Clients most often looked to me for business intelligence and risk analysis when they were:

- entering new markets, ventures, or commercial relationships;

- conducting pre-investment due diligence or testing an investment thesis;

- carrying out discrete investigations into suspected fraud or corruption;

- working to improve their governance, risk & compliance practices;

- pursuing redress through, litigation, arbitration, or government inquiry; and

- when seeking to advance their interests before government agencies.

I have led successful projects on the ground in 50+ countries, and I am fortunate enough to have lived and worked in New York, Washington, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Shanghai. I speak Spanish and German fluently, and I possess enough Mandarin to get by in China without starving.

  • Work
    • Founder & CEO, Starling Trust Sciences
  • Education
    • Cornell University
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Columbia Business School
    • London Business School