After graduating from Oregon State University in 1997 where he lettered 4 years in soccer (with a short, spring stint in football), Scott Shone spent 20+ years in the ophthalmic industry. He quickly worked through entry level positions all the way up to 100% ownership and grew the company more than 10X during his tenure. Upon achieving this growth the company was sold to a private equity firm where Scott then spent two and a half years aiding in the integration of the companies. Once he felt the transition was stable, he retired at age 46.
Coaching and mentoring have always been Scott’s passion as he has coached over 45 teams in sports including basketball, baseball, soccer and football throughout his kids’ childhoods. Currently, he mentors business owners, MBA students and other young adults on business ownership, exit strategies, money and alternative investing outside of Wall Street. In addition, Scott volunteers his time serving at his home church (Harbor Point) and on a number of Board of Directors.
Scott met his wife, Kari, at Oregon State University before she completed her MBA at Cal State Fullerton. They spend their time split between Aliso Viejo, CA and Kari’s home state of Montana. Golf is a big part of their lives in both places. Both enjoy traveling together as well. They have two sons: Keegan, who attends Washington State University and Tanner, who attends Ole Miss.