About the Author
R. Scott Alvord earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA-MCA) from California State University Sacramento (where he was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the highest award a business graduate student could receive at that time). Prior to this, he earned a BS in Computer Science from Pacific Union College.
Scott started his first business, a software development company, during his senior year of college. He then transitioned the company into a part-time consulting company as he took a full-time, 18-year gig as a technical manager at the corporate office of a large healthcare company (20 hospitals and 17,000+ employees). He resigned upon the opening of his new restaurant as he morphed his award-winning software business into a business and technical consulting company, Advanced Development Concepts, LLC. Later he partnered with a buddy and formed an S-Corporation for a Christian networking business. During the decade of writing this book, Scott owned and operated numerous businesses, divested of his corporation to his partner so he could serve as an elected city councilmember, helped start a nonprofit, sold his restaurant after over a decade of successful operation, and served as a business consultant for many regional businesses.
As a speaker, he has given presentations to thousands of people and helped hundreds of businesses start-up or perform at a higher level.
Experienced at evaluating and helping organizations maximize their competitiveness, service, and quality, Scott has evaluated both companies and governments for the prestigious CAPE (California Awards for Performance Excellence, the state’s version of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Quality Awards). Scott was a Senior Examiner.
He serves his local community through numerous volunteer positions. As President of the Downtown Roseville Merchants, Inc. from 2006 to 2015, he worked heavily on downtown revitalization teams to help change the once-blighted downtown business community into a regional destination. He’s active in numerous boards from his local neighborhood association board, a regional neighborhood oversight board, a business roundtable, and economic development boards in his city, county, and region.
Scott’s leadership has earned him numerous community accolades. His regional community voted him #1 “Favorite Business Person” and #1 “Favorite Civic Leader” and placed in the top three multiple times in the Roseville Granite Bay Rocklin Style Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for categories such as “Favorite Local Hero.” Over the years (every year between 2008 and 2016), his businesses won numerous awards including multiple 1st places in the prestigious A-List. These awards have brought formal recognition from members of the California State Assembly and even U.S. Congressional Recognition.
Scott has worked to expand opportunity for others–mentoring other entrepreneurs, coaching high school varsity sports, providing leadership for dozens of civic and cultural events, helping transform a school as board chair, supporting dozens of local charities, and serving on many appointed boards and commissions focused on building a stronger business community, better arts and entertainment, improved recreational facilities, and stronger neighborhoods.
Scott has been married to his beautiful college sweetheart, Karen, since 1986. Together, they have raised seven children through birth and adoption. They are now proud grandparents of ten! Karen is an executive at a statewide non-profit corporation.
Just a few of his current and past community posts include:
- City Councilmember (Roseville, CA 2016-2020, 2020-2024)
- Chair, Placer County Economic Development Board (2018-2021)
- President, Downtown Roseville Merchants Association
- Chair, Parks & Recreation Commission (City of Roseville)
- President, Advanced Business Roundtable
- Executive Board, Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (RCONA)
- President, Westpark Neighborhood Association (RCONA)
- City of Roseville, Revitalization Committee
- City of Roseville, Personnel Board
- City of Roseville, Downtown Roseville Specific Plan Steering Committee
- Chamber of Commerce CORE Committee
- Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Committee
- Certified Ambassador and Lecturer, Successful Thinkers
- Graduate of Leadership Roseville
- President, Fellowship Networking Group
- Graduate of Citizens Police Academy
- Graduate of and trainer at the Business Police Academy
Scott has coached high school boys football, girls softball, girls basketball, and gymnastics. He coached junior high flagball, volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics. He also taught junior high computer programming and web development classes.
Keith Anthony, Entrepreneur, says, “I have known Scott for nearly 30 years, and I can attest not only to his business acumen and professionalism, but also to his character. Scott is the real deal. What you see is what you get, and what you get is profound. Scott’s leadership abilities are known to many in the greater Sacramento area. He is a successful business advocate in Roseville, which he tirelessly promotes and supports. He is a devoted Christian leader, family man, award-winning entrepreneur of several small businesses, and heavily involved in charitable organizations throughout our community. I have always known Scott to be forthright, hard working, and a man of principle.”
Rose Born, Owner of All Green Carpet Care, says, “Scott is one of the most creative people I know. Fresh ideas, thinks-outside-the box, innovative concepts, and the skills to bring those thoughts to life.”
Tom Bone, Host of “Insurance Matters” Radio Show wrote: “Scott is one of those unique persons who is most effective as a consultant, a successful entrepreneur in the various businesses he owns, a devoted father and grandfather, and a person who reaches out to members of the business community, and others, to help them have a better life. I find him to be thoughtful, caring and expecting nothing in return for his efforts to help others. Scott is a person with whom everyone wants to know.”