Scott English is a managing director of Hearst Ventures, and pursues strategic investments and acquisitions for Hearst in digital media. English has invested in, and served as a board director or observer of, over 16 companies. Most recently, English lead the investments in portfolio companies BuzzFeed, Pandora, Relationship Science, Brightcove, Sling Media and WideOrbit.English joined Hearst in 1995 and has had a variety of operational and investment responsibilities during his tenure.
Aside from his Ventures activities, he helped oversee two of Hearst’s digital businesses and acted as interim CEO of UGO Networks. In his first position at Hearst, English ran business development and strategy for Hearst’s HomeArts.com network of magazine websites culminating in the merger of HomeArts.com and Women.com (iVillage). Prior to Hearst, he worked for Details magazine at Condé Nast. English graduated with a bachelor’s from Trinity College and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.