Scott D. Pomerantz ’81 Psychology, ’83 MBA
Scott is a veteran business leader, advisor and investor, having held executive roles at several successful international companies and technology startups, garnering an expansive repertoire of innovative expertise. Scott’s background in technology, coupled with his experience in marketing and leadership, gives him a unique perspective on business today.
Scott is currently the chief executive officer and executive member of the board of directors of Focal Point Positioning. The company provides next generation positioning solutions that significantly improve accuracy and sensitivity for smartphones, wearables, and vehicles in all environments.
In 2014, Scott was recruited to lead a turn-around opportunity at MC10, an FDA-approved medical devices and sensor company, as CEO and President and served as the executive member of the board of directors. The company was acquired by Medidata, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.
Scott also held executive positions at Eastman Kodak’s digital imaging group and at IBM in marketing and systems engineering, where he studied computer science, hardware, software and systems engineering after receiving his master in business administration (MBA) from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. Scott was a member of the Simon School adjunct faculty for many years and continues as an active advisor at the Simon School today. He is an active member of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences board (Dean’s Advisory Council) and was awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Scott holds two U.S. Patents and has testified to a U.S. Congressional Panel at the FCC on location technologies. He was also selected as one of the “50 Leaders to Watch” by GPS World in 2008 and currently serves on multiple boards of directors of high-tech companies.
He lives in New Jersey where he served on the Wyckoff Education Foundation board for many years and continues today as a sustaining member of the George Eastman Circle, the University of Rochester’s leadership annual giving society.