Scott Collins joined Summit Partners in 1996. Prior to Summit, he worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial institutions group. He also served in a variety of U.S. federal government positions, including at the White House and Department of Justice.
Scott manages the firm’s London office, which he founded in 2001. He is active in Summit’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia.
During his 16 years with Summit Partners, Scott has served on the board of directors of more than 25 companies. Currently he is a director of 360T Group, Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, Bigpoint, vente-privee.com and Welltec International. His prior directorships include Dorn Technology Group (acquired by Policy Management Systems Corporation), Elumen Solutions (acquired by Computer Task Group), Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), Ogone (acquired by Ingenico), SafeBoot Holdings (acquired by McAfee) and Web Reservations International (acquired by Hellman & Friedman).
Scott holds an AB in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was captain of the varsity football team and later served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Scott is a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association and remains active in Harvard-related activities.
Scott was a founding trustee of the Private Equity Foundation, a leading venture philanthropy in the U.K. dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth, and he served on the board from 2007 to 2012.
Scott holds British and U.S. dual citizenship. His personal interests include sport and fitness, the arts, and spending time with his children.