Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award

Stanford GSB presented the 2023 Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award to Scott J. Brady, MS ’00, on May 17, 2023, for his commitment to and generous support of military veterans at Stanford and the GSB.

2023 Honoree

GSB Lecturer in Management

About Scott J. Brady

Scott is a partner at Innovation Endeavors and a three-time entrepreneur. He co-founded three publicly-traded tech companies and is a board member at some of the most ambitious startups in tech. In his role as an investor, Scott looks to partner with entrepreneurs that are leveraging breakthrough technologies to disrupt and transform industries.

Scott led investments in and sits on the board of: Replica, a next-generation urban planning tool that can help cities answer key transportation and land use questions; Plenty, which is driving the super evolution of the $3-trillion-dollar agriculture industry with indoor farms that are powered by machine learning, data science, and automation; Afresh, which reduces food waste and increases access to nutritious food globally by transforming the fresh food supply chain; and Citrine Informatics, which uses AI and massive data sets to accelerate materials discovery and product development.

Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, Scott was CEO and co-founder of Slice; co-founder and CEO of FiberTower; co-founder and CTO of Clarus Corporation, and co-founder and CTO of SQL Financials.

Scott is the MBA Class of 1978 Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, he spent nine years on the GSB Advisory Council and served as the Chairman of the MSx board for 13 years. He was recently awarded the 2022 MSx Teaching Excellence Award.

Scott earned a master’s degree in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida with high honors. He received the University of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur Award in 2016. He holds multiple software and technology patents.

About the Dinner and Award

Hosted by Stanford GSB Veterans Club, the Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award dinner unites the Stanford community and honors the outstanding contributions, courage, and commitment of past and present service members around the world.

This award recognizes a person who has served in the military, has an extraordinary track record of leadership, and is an example of outstanding achievement in business or business education.