Scott Laband is the president of Colorado Succeeds and has been with the organization since 2010. He is passionate about creating relevant and valuable educational experiences for young people through policy, practice, and philanthropy. He is on a mission to unlock opportunity for all young people and make Colorado the best place in America to raise a child and grow a business.
Prior to Colorado Succeeds, Scott worked as the Legislative Director for Colorado Senator Mike Johnston, where he oversaw the policy agenda and served as the point person for both internal strategy negotiations with other Colorado state legislators and external relations and coalition-building with advocates and interest groups.
Scott began his career in business as an Associate at HVS International, where he provided asset valuation and investment consulting for commercial real estate developer and at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, where he led marketing and branding campaigns nationwide. He is a founding board member of Rocky Mountain Prep, a charter management organization with three high-performing public schools in Denver and Aurora.
Scott graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration, and earned a master’s degree in Education, Leadership, and Organizational Change from the University of Denver. Scott lives in Lakewood with his wife and three children.