Chief Financial Officer
Shannon Scott provides strategic and administrative leadership to effectively serve as a thoughtful business partner to the New Venture Fund’s leadership team regarding the short-term and long-term financial health and sustainability of the New Venture Fund. She translates the New Venture Fund’s strategic vision into a financial and operational structure that is fiscally responsible and supportive of the mission. Additionally, she works closely with the New Venture Fund’s Board of Directors, oversees external partnerships with banking and accounting providers, manages the New Venture Fund board’s finance committee, and represents the New Venture Fund in conversations with donors and project staff.
Prior to joining the New Venture Fund, Shannon spent over four years at the Greater Washington Community Foundation, where she also served as CFO and set financial policy and strategy. She also served as CFO at the National Housing Trust and the Council on Foundations, and spent over 12 years at Capital Impact Partners, a community development financial institution providing capital and technical assistance for community groups.
Shannon holds a BA in accounting from George Washington University and an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Additionally, Shannon owns a photography business.