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Outstanding Alumni Awards

Scott K. BelskyScott K. Belsky '02 is the founder and chief executive officer of Behance LLC, a company that develops products and services for creative industries. Behance oversees the Behance Network, the world's leading online platform for creative professionals; The 99%, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and Action Method, a popular online/mobile productivity application and line of organizational paper products. Scott is also the author of the national best selling book Making Ideas Happen. He graduated cum laude from CALS and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Scott has been a guest lecturer at Cornell, Harvard University, Virginia Commonwealth University's Brand Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of California-Berkeley among other institutions. Through his work at Behance, he has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower the careers of creative professionals and the growth of small and rapidly-changing businesses. He has consulted for leading media and Fortune 500 companies, including GE and Hewlett-Packard, and has traveled as far as the Kaospilots School in Aarhus, Denmark, to talk about his findings.

Scott has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Business Week and shared Behance's research in segments on ABC News, MSNBC, and with the U.S. Department of State. He also serves as a small business expert Scott K. Belsky on American Express's Open Forum website and is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Prior to founding Behance, Scott was a member of the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman Sachs. He is a member of Quill and Dagger, the Cornell Honor Society. Scott also serves on the advisory council of the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Program.

Scott is chairman of Reboot, a New York City-based nonprofit, and a director of the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation. He is married to Erica Rodbell Roizen (A&S) '04. The couple resides in New York City.

 

Outstanding Alumni Awards