Progress Partners

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Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

Scott Schiller

Scott Schiller is a consummate media executive known for growing businesses and developing people. 

Entire career hallmarks include creating and maintaining a competitive advantage for brands and their marketing partners during a period of intense disruption in the business. He brings a wealth of experience on the critical aspects of communication success at the intersection of content, context, and data.

Schiller has been at the forefront of audience convergence, particularly full-episode video and original content. At NBCUniversal, he built and led a $500 million internet media advertising business that resulted from refining 16 separate sales/marketing organizations brought together with the acquisition of NBCUniversal by Comcast eight years ago.

Prior, Schiller spent the majority of his career in marketing, sales management, and media roles with increasing responsibility at a wide variety of entrepreneurial and  Fortune 50 companies. He was responsible for business transformation, team alignment, and advancing talent. 

Schiller was a co-founder of The Interactive Advertising Bureau ( as part of a small group of industry leaders who imagined the future business opportunity for digital media. Today, he is its Executive-In-Residence and leads the Digital Media Sales Certification program with over 15,000 participants to-date.

Schiller is an advisor to Cornell’s Department of Communication, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, and serves on the Board of Directors/chair of the Governance Committee of Make-A-Wish/Metro New York. He earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University and has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, at Northwestern University.

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