• Fredrick D. Scott is the founder of the New York City–based foundation, The Scott Family Foundation Intl. Scott is a former financial consultant, private equity investor, venture capitalist, Investment Banking and Advisory firm founder and is currently a motivational speaker, social activist and philanthropist. Named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in May 2010 at the age of 25, Scott was, at the time, the youngest African American hedge fund founder in history. The former Wall Street wunderkind is now ready to revolutionize the economic development landscape in the minority community.

    A once sought after financial expert, Scott has appeared on TVOne’s “Washington Watch” with Roland Martin and on New York’s Hot 97-FM. He also spoke at the annual conferences for the National Action Network, the National Bankers Association, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the renowned Eagle Academy. Scott is the quintessential definition of “failing your way to success”. Though never indicted, due to unfortunate and perplexing circumstances, Scott plead guilty to a “white collar” crime and spent nearly 5 years of his life inside the Federal Prison system in the United States. This experience changed his life and gave him an eye opening, first hand experience of what it truly means to be “Black and Muslim in America”.

    He now spends his time educating the minority community on various aspects of personal and professional growth, development, sustainability and consistency. He advocates for positive change through his push for unity within the community, hard work, education and dedication to one’s life goals and objectives. He uses the lessons from his own experiences to highlight the importance of focusing on long term objectives and not sacrificing the same for a seemingly promising shortcut that provides instant gratification at the cost of the long-term viability and stability of the individual, family and community as a whole.

    In 2009, he served as the Founder and CEO of ACI Capital Group, LLC, an S.E.C. registered Investment Advisory Firm that, according to regulatory filings, had 3.7 billion dollars in assets under management. Here he was responsible for all of the investment bank’s banking, advisory, and operational matters. A devout Muslim, Scott has lived and traveled extensively abroad and is fluent in Italian.