Scott Fleming is President and Vice Chairman of Madison Education Group, a private management consulting firm focused exclusively on the education space. His experience there includes work with education companies spanning student financial aid, higher education finance, private equity and capital investments, education services, and international projects. Previous clients include two of the nation’s largest student loan providers, two of the nation’s largest guarantee agencies, one of the nation’s largest private for-profit universities, as well as multiple other clients in and outside of the United States.
Scott previously served as a senior executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Scantron, two of the world’s leading education and related services providers. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scott led initiatives in the company’s corporate social responsibility division and the HMH Innovation Fund, a $100 million venture capital fund dedicated to exploring new and novel technology solutions in education, which included deal sourcing and evaluation of prospective companies for strategic partnerships or acquisition. He also worked closely with the company’s international business development unit.
At Scantron, Scott held the role of Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Emerging Markets. He was an active participant in the diligence for a number of prospective acquisitions, including the successful acquisitions of Spectrum K-12 and Global Scholar. He also led four separate sales channels with cumulative P&L responsibility of $55 million.
Prior to joining Scantron’s executive management team, Scott worked as a Director at Chartwell Education Group, an education-focused consulting group founded by former Secretary of Education Rod Paige, where he led a number of projects for the firm’s higher education practice.
Scott began his career working for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, eventually serving as Senior Education Policy Advisor to Chairman Michael B. Enzi before leaving to join the private sector. In this role, he led federal legislative policy efforts to redesign federal financial aid and vocational education policy. His work there culminated with the 2005 Higher Education Reconciliation Act, one of the most significant changes to federal financial aid policy since the 1972 Higher Education Act Amendments.
He currently resides in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife and four children.