Scott Hindell is Principal of Hindell Consulting where he specializes in human-centered business model design. His key role is to facilitate, for business and industry, the process of generating, developing and articulating innovative value strategies.
Recognized as a value innovation specialist, Scott has performed workshops, spoken at conferences and to groups in the United States and abroad, with participants from more than 80 countries. Notable examples of these include: Workshops - 25 CEOs and business leaders from the Chinese Productivity Center; and students and professors from several Chinese universities. Conferences - TEDx-UCLA; and California Restaurant Industry Conference. Groups – Ahmedabad Management Association, American Chamber of Commerce Japan; American Institute of Graphic Artists; and American Marketing Association.
Scott has over 30 years of teaching experience, and currently teaches a variety of disciplines for UCLA Extension (since 2001). He also leads the M Accelerator program for entrepreneurs and startups. Prior, he taught 10 years at Los Angeles Community College. The majority of his programs fall under the disciplines of business, management, entrepreneurship, design and global sustainability.
One of only a few selected instructors, Scott is a Master Teacher in UCLA Extension's Instructor Development Program (since 2005). His key role is facilitator of Instructor Orientations and the Instructor Round Table provided to over 2,000 instructors. He has also led other core workshops for the award winning program. Scott is the recipient of the 2018/19 UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award.
Prior, Scott was a portfolio manager for 17 years. As a NASD Principal and Registered Investment Advisor he owned and operated his own firm for the last ten years of that period. Here he managed large equity and fixed income portfolios with a proprietary trading method he developed, which outperformed the S&P 500 9 out of 10 years with a lower beta. He also advised and managed venture capital investments and mergers during this period.
It is Scott’s deep understanding of multiple disciplines and relentless curiosity combined with his unique ability to recognize bias and facilitate objectivity that has distinguished his success in all of his efforts.