Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Adjunct Faculty

Scott Walker currently serves as the Director of Finance and Operations for Capital Projects at the University of Rochester. His professional journey began with nurturing a small family business in his hometown of Shortsville, NY with interests in golf, real estate, construction, and commercial plowing. Notably, he served as Director of Business Engagement at a Rochester ClimateTech startup, joining as its 1st employee. 

At the startup, Scott's responsibilities spanned from day-to-day financial management to spearheading marketing and sales initiatives. He collaborated closely with the company's founders, playing a pivotal role in securing capital and managing investor relations. His diverse skill set positioned him as an adept resource for fostering the growth of early-stage ventures.

In his current capacity as the Director of Finance and Operations for Capital Projects, Scott holds oversight of financial management for two of the most substantial construction endeavors in the University of Rochester's history. He is responsible for the management of over $1B in capital projects. 

Scott also actively contributes to the entrepreneurial community as a frequent guest speaker and judge for Entrepreneurship classes and events at the Simon School. Outside his professional pursuits, he invests in local real estate, owning and managing rental properties in the Rochester area.

Research Interests

Venture Capital in Upstate NY

Teaching Interests

I enjoy working with students in small groups to help them develop their new business concepts and guiding them through the process of taking the service or product to market. In the classroom my specialty is entrepreneurship with an emphasis on finance and developing new business concepts. 

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