Scott Jarus is a serial entrepreneur, transformational leader and the former chief executive of several successful private and public companies. Over the past sixteen years, he has overseen the rapid growth and financial success of three companies, two public and one private, resulting in very significant increases in shareholder value.
In early-2014, Mr. Jarus became an investor in and joined the Board of EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle charging station solutions. From 2014 to 2016, Scott served as CEO for EV Connect to oversee and accelerate its growth, operational success and capital raise.
Mr. Jarus was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ironclad Performance Wear (ICPW.OB), an investor in and Chief Executive Officer of Cognition Technologies, Chief Executive and President of j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and President and Chief Operating Officer for OnSite Access. Mr. Jarus has 30 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry, including Senior Vice President of Operations at RCN Telecom, co-founder and Vice President of Multimedia Medical Systems, and Vice President of Operations of Metromedia Communications
Mr. Jarus serves on the Boards of Directors of Oversee.net, EV Connect, and Food Forward (a non-profit organization). He is also on the Board of Advisors for OnRamp Fund and Sutton Capital.
Mr. Jarus has been a member of the Tech Coast Angels (TCA); and is a partner with the LA Chapter of Social Venture Partners (SVP). He has been a coach, mentor and judge for the TCA Fast Pitch and the SVP Social Innovation Fast Pitch competitions for more than eight years. He has also been a TEDx coach. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Jarus was named a Senior Fellow with the Graziadio School of Business & Management at Pepperdine University.
In 2005, Mr. Jarus was named National Entrepreneur of the Year for Media/Entertainment/Communications by Ernst & Young and Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in 2004.
Mr. Jarus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas. He is married with two children and lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. In his “free time”, he is an AYSO National (Soccer) Referee, Grade 7 USSF Referee, a National Referee Assessor and an AYSO Area Referee Administrator.