Scott Ham is a senior advisor with McKinsey & Company and industry director for Ringleader Ventures. He is a dynamic, visionary, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in high-paced organizations. Scott has superior interpersonal skills and advises organizations on the utilization/development of innovative approaches to drive growth, change and overall success.
Prior to his current roles, Scott was the chief distribution officer for Transamerica Life Insurance Company. In this role, he was responsible for the overall direction of innovation, branding, digital platforms, CX, sales, marketing, product development and distribution across all business lines. He was also responsible for maximizing distribution through multiple channels including strategic relationships in the independent, wirehouse, worksite and bank channels, as well as owned and agency marketing offices, retail broker/dealer channels and direct-to-consumer. The omni-channel approach allows customers to engage with the company in the manner they choose, not the manner the organization dictates. This allows a company to better help consumers take responsibility for their financial futures.
Before assuming his role of chief distribution officer, Scott served as president and CEO of Transamerica’s Life & Protection division. In this role, he was responsible for the P&L for the division, with more than $1.5 billion in sales in 2015 and over 5,000 employees. While in this position, he created an environment where employees were empowered to think differently and innovate to better protect families and their dreams. Under his leadership, his team created the first innovation lab/center within Transamerica, transforming the way that employees looked at issues being faced by the company. This environment enabled the division to experience annual sales growth in excess of 12 percent 2010 – 2015, while at the same time reducing annual run rate expenses by more than $135 million.
In addition to his executive business leadership roles, Scott has served as general counsel for various organizations within the Transamerica group of companies. While in these roles, he was responsible for overall legal and compliance oversight, with heavy involvement/leadership in areas such as corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, advertising, human resources and international operations (Asia, Europe, Canada, Latin America).
Scott obtained his Bachelors of Arts in History from the Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
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