Scott Kinder is the Chief Commercial Officer for the Institute of Project Management. In this role he is responsible for international business development and strategic partnerships.
Prior to his role with the Institute, Scott served as a federal civil servant within the US Department of Defense and was responsible for seven office US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) programs of record with annual budgets in excess of $100 million USD.
Scott also served in differing roles on an Operational Detachment – Alpha (A-team) in the US Army Special Forces. He is a proud Ambassador of the Green Beret Foundation and lifetime member of the Special Forces Association.
Prior to the military and government service, Scott served as the Vice President (Operations) for a global dot.com startup, an operations specialist at a Fortune 500 bank, a martial arts instructor, and as a barista at Starbucks…
Scott is the author of two books, Ground Truth: Enhance personal and organizational leadership skills and accountability through lessons learned from elite Military Special Forces and The Hill, Overcoming Fear and Learning to Embrace an Elite Mindset.
In his free time Scott teaches self-defense classes and coaches soccer and writes.