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Scott Bernstein

Freely Pet, LLC

Scott Bernstein is a founding team member of Freely Pet, a pet food brand that is making pet food simple. In his current role as Chief Financial Officer of Freely, he manages the financial, technology, and strategy functions of the business. Prior to joining Freely, Scott was Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures, a Series A stage venture capital fund manager, where he led diligence and deal flow in the US Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Before joining Lewis & Clark Ventures, Scott was Director of Operations for Capital Innovators, a leading startup accelerator and fund manager.

Scott's background also includes investment and technology roles with Chicago-based financial corporations such as BMO Harris Bank, Northern Trust and Omnium, an affiliate of Citadel Investment Group.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Scott holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Scott was named to the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under 40” in 2015.

Scott serves on the nonprofit boards of Crown Center for Senior Living and Trailnet, and is an Investor-in-Residence for Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Scott served his fellowship under the mentorship of David Poldoian, Operating Partner at Lewis & Clark Ventures. He is a member of Class 22.