Over the past 20 years, Scott Stewart envisioned, designed, built and operated a variety of organizations and teams to achieve public policy objectives. As the new CEO of the Innovative Lending Platform Association, Scott guides the development and expansion of the organization representing online small business lenders. ILPA advances best practices and standards that support responsible innovation and access to capital for small businesses. Previously, as the Senior Director of FinTech Initiatives for the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), Scott developed and implemented collaborative programs between technology companies and financial institutions to find common ground for partnership on technical issues and public policy. He also designed and executed the first FinTech Ideas Festival that featured the world’s leaders at the confluence of finance, innovation and technology and was livestreamed by CNBC. The event included 110 CEOs from the financial services and technology industries and top trended on Twitter. Scott graduated BA in history from Yale in 1998 and obtained his MBA from the University of Denver in 2008. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife and daughter.