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Mr. David E. Scott

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Managing Partner

Phone: (816) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
Avid Communications LLC
1800 Baltimore Ave Suite 200
Kansas City , Missouri 64108
United States

Company Description: Avid specializes in IP engineering and commercial-grade network facilities. As such, we deploy access routers for our clients, provide managed firewall services,...   more

Employment History

  • Founder and Managing Member
    Avid Communications LLC
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Birch Telecom
  • President
    Kansas City FiberNet
  • Head
    Kansas City FiberNet
  • President and General Manager
    Kansas City FiberNet

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's of Business Administration
    University of Chicago
  • Bachelors of Science degree , Electrical Engineering
    University of Missouri-Columbia
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Web References
Avid Communications | About, 11 July 2015 [cached]
Dave Scott mailto:dscott@avidphone.com
Dave Scott Managing Partner
Ten years at Sprint, head of Kansas City FiberNet, founder and CEO of Birch Telecom, and now a founder and Managing Member of Avid. Also Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Prairie's Technologist of the Year and lifelong Kansas Citian.
Committee Chair - David ..., 19 Feb 2015 [cached]
Committee Chair - David Scott, Avid Communications
And that can lead to problems. ..., 13 Aug 2015 [cached]
And that can lead to problems. some of it legitimate and some of it kind of fluff," said Dave Scott, Founder of Birch Telecom
Company Profile | Avid Communications LLC, 26 Sept 2008 [cached]
David E. Scott, 48, and David M. Hollingsworth, 42, are the managing members of Avid Communications, LLC.
Scott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.Scott held a variety of strategic planning, marketing and business development positions in a ten-year career at Sprint Corporation, and was particularly involved in the company's strategies to take advantage of both the deregulation of the long distance market (in the mid-1980s) and local phone market (in the early 1990s).Scott's last position at Sprint was Vice President of Strategic Development.
In 1993, Scott joined Kansas City Fibernet, a small competitor to Southwestern Bell Telephone that was owned by Time Warner Cable, as its President.Later that year, Hollingsworth joined Scott at Fibernet as Director of Finance and Administration.
Under Scott and Hollingsworth, Fibernet grew rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful companies in the country competing directly with the local phone monopolies.
Fibernet was the first company to be certified to provide competitive local phone service in both Kansas and Missouri, and Scott was a leader nationally and in Missouri and Kansas in pushing for industry deregulation.Fibernet was eventually sold to TCG, the nation's largest Bell competitor, which was shortly thereafter sold to AT&T.The estimated value of the Fibernet assets at the time of the AT&T acquisition of TCG was $175 million--a substantial return on the $20 million investment by Fibernet's owners.
In late 1996, Scott left Fibernet to found Birch Telecom, Inc.
In 1999, Scott was named Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year and Kansas City's Technologist of the Year.
After seven years at the helm, Scott left Birch in 2004 to take advantage of softswitch-based IP networking technology and begin preparations for Avid Communications.Hollingsworth left Birch in late 2004 and joined Scott in laying the foundation for Avid.
Birch Telecom - Investor Relations - Management Team - David Scott, 5 Dec 2002 [cached]
David Scott | David E. Scott
David Scott | David E. Scott
Dave Scott, a co-founder and director, is also our president and chief executive officer.Mr. Scott has 17 years of managerial experience in the telecommunications industry.Prior to joining us, Mr. Scott was President and General Manager of Kansas City FiberNet, a competitive local exchange carrier owned jointly by the country's two largest cable operators, TCI and Time Warner.Prior to his tenure at Kansas City FiberNet, Mr. Scott was Vice President of Strategic Development for Sprint, responsible for developing investment plans in the competitive local exchange, wireless (PCS) and international marketplaces.Mr. Scott also served as director of strategic planning for Sprint from 1988 to 1991.Mr. Scott also serves as a director of BizSpace, Inc., an Internet publishing and E-commerce company he co-founded with Donald H. Goldman.BizSpace, Inc. produces web sites that serve as on-line trade publications.Their first web site,, serves the competitive local exchange carrier industry.Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.
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