Scott Randall


Scott is a high technology industry veteran and visionary internet entrepreneur who has success at creating and selling into new markets, including at a company that he founded and took public. Prior to his high technology career, Mr. Randall was classically trained in consumer packaged goods brand management at Procter & Gamble.


In the early days of the internet, Mr. Randall founded and led several high growth companies, including NECX Direct, one of the first internet e-tailers. Mr. Randall was also the president of the Internet Shopping Network, a subsidiary of the Home Shopping Network/IAC and the first online shopping mall. Mr. Randall later served as founding president of Yahoo Marketplace, which became Yahoo Shopping, one of the internet’s leading shopping platforms.


One of Mr. Randall’s notable successes was FairMarket, a leading provider of internet-based auction software. Mr. Randall was the founder of FairMarket and led the company as CEO from inception through its successful initial public offering. The Company was later sold to eBay. Earlier in his career Mr. Randall worked in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, and subsequently founded and led a number of consumer marketing companies.


Mr. Randall has served on a number of boards over the years, including on the board of directors of the Massachusetts eCommerce Association, as president of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC, now MITX), and on the Harvard Business School Association of Boston Board of Governors. Mr. Randall is currently a board advisor at Building Engines, Inc., a real estate software company. Mr. Randall currently serves on the Board of Directors of Harvard Student Agencies, the nation’s largest student-run business, and is a member of the Town of Concord, MA Finance Committee. Mr. Randall is a member of Launchpad Venture Group and an active angel investor.


Mr. Randall is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College, the recipient of the Harvard Club Award (top student-athlete) at Phillips Academy Andover, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School.