Scott Brendan Galea
Kings County, New York, US
Kings County, New York, US
About Scott Brendan
I believe in the power of combining financial services with good technology to bring better, fairer products to consumers. I have spent most of my career in finance building relationships with wealth managers, banks, and insurance companies. My experiences reinforced for me that constructing better financial products will better support consumers.
I later went to work for LinkedIn to develop an understanding of how the best names in Silicon Valley develop good products that help people. My experience at LinkedIn also taught me how SaaS sales teams leverage the strength of their platform to bring something relevant to their business customers.
I recently left LinkedIn to consult with clients on their sales and growth strategies while I work on my own idea in the personal finance space. I seek to build a platform that can connect people with good ideas with the resources they need to realize those goals. If you are similarly interested in empowering consumers through the power of technology and finance, I would be interested in having a conversation.
Areas of Expertise:
My chief areas of expertise are in sales strategy/ customer acquisition and growth strategy.
I also bring expertise in the following areas:
- Personal and Institutional Finance
- Sales/Business Development; and
- International Expansion
What drives me:
I am driven by a passion for building things that are useful and improve the lives of customers and business partners. I also believe strongly in the power of community to support our lives.
At home, I focus on my family and my garden. I am also a personal care and sports enthusiast (I lift and do yoga nearly every day) and believe strongly that a balanced approach to life and work produces better results over time.
What I am looking for:
I am looking for a business partner/co-founder to develop a personal finance idea into a successful business. You should share my passion for creating products that are good for customers; treating them fairly and improving their lives.
I am looking to partner with someone whose skills complement my own and am particularly interested in speaking to people with technical or development experience who are seeking to take and idea and turn it into something that works.
Manager, Sales Operations & Strategy
September 2015 - January 2017
Supported the operations and growth of LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions Global Accounts program by serving as COO for North America and global lead on a number of key initiatives. Key projects included: Leadership of the Global Accounts Forecast, GAM account selection and territory planning as well as partnership with sales leaders around plans to meet or exceed yearly targets.
Head of Coverage Strategy
June 2014 - September 2015
Led a team of 5 professionals responsible for the development of Societe Generale's Americas investment banking strategy. Key areas of focus included: Client wallet share, Market trends analysis, Strategic planning, development of sales/cost budgeting and dashboards as well implementation of thought leadership and strategic initiatives across Technology, Energy, Industrials, Food and other sectors.
Vice President Relationship Management - Financial Institutions
January 2012 - June 2014
Developed executive level relationships with Family Office, Bank, Asset Manger and insurance clients and pitched investment opportunities across the suite of SG banking products from to capital markets solutions (Capital structure analysis, Equity Private Placements, and structured finance) to sales and trading products (Rates, FX, Energy/Commodities, Metals and Structured Products).
2008 - 2010