About


SCOTT SOHR

ENTREPRENEUR | INNOVATOR | INVESTOR

 

2.4 billion dollars in revenue

8,000 new jobs created

7 companies built

3 industries

 

 

"There is one thing I try to do well:  Identify great people and great opportunities, then create a vehicle to bring them together."
- Scott Sohr
 

ABOUT SCOTT SOHR

By keeping his focus on building strong teams, Scott has contributed to the conception, development, and management of more than 7 successful businesses spanning the healthcarereal estate, and finance technology industries through his company STS Ventures. He contributed to the formation of these dynamic companies, which went on to produce a collective revenue of more than $2.4 billion, while also creating upwards of 8,000 new jobs throughout the southeastern United States.

It was during his sophomore year at Auburn University that Scott started his first business, selling highly engineered thermoplastics to a wide variety of companies manufacturing molded plastic components.

After graduating from Auburn with a degree in Materials Engineering, Scott went on to earn an MBA from the acclaimed Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Scott and his family are also actively involved with several local and national charitable organizations including Gilda’s Club, an affiliate of the cancer support community, and Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to establishing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Scott Sohr lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Lyn and their four children.

 
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Company name: STS Ventures

First job: Scott started his career as an entrepreneur while a sophomore at Auburn University.

Current playing field: FinTech

Currently reading: Zero to One, by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

Must-read book recommendation: The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Home life: Scott is married to Lyn, his high school sweetheart, and is the proud father of four children and a daughter-in-law. His two sons are also entrepreneurs. 

Can usually be found: With his family and/or doing something active.

Best tip for success: "Invest in people, not businesses."

Biggest lesson learned: "Bad deals and bad partners can be hard to spot.  The secret is learning to recognize them before it’s too late."

Biggest start-up challenge: "Finding the right bus driver, who’s going to keep the business running smoothly. And, of course, figuring out how to get to positive cash flow in a hurry."