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IACT Presents

Who:  Scott C. Nevins, Principal, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
What: What it takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur
Where: Fairfield University McAuliffe Hall, Room 102
When:  Thursday, June 30, 2011; 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

What it takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Presentation Brief:

Scott Nevins will share his views of entrepreneurship – building successful early stage companies along with raising capital through selling businesses. Scott is a recognized business leader with a long and impressive track record spanning more than thirty years. He is very active assisting entrepreneurs achieve their specific goals building successful companies.

Successful companies are sales-driven companies where the CEO needs to be the top sales person in the company. CEOs need to sell their vision of their company to their employees, their investors and their clients. Successful CEOs need to “think out of the box” and need to be able to manage through adversity. Success is not a straight path. Successful CEOs need to take risks and make quick educated decisions. They must be willing to take the risk of making mistakes and then they must be quick learners “getting back on the horse” and moving forward with their new found knowledge.


Mr. Nevins is a Principal, a senior investment advisor, in Bernstein Global Wealth Management’s Connecticut practice. Mr. Nevins’ clients include high net worth individuals, non-profits, endowments and foundations. Working with his team of Bernstein professionals, Mr. Nevins specialties include multigenerational wealth planning, philanthropic planning, investment solutions for corporate executives, planning for selling a business and retirement planning.

Prior to joining Bernstein, Mr. Nevins was a successful entrepreneur having built and managed seven early to mid-stage venture capital backed technology and financial service companies. Mr. Nevins began his career at GE Capital in 1980. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and private financing. He is the recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” and Deloitte & Touche’s Fast 50 Awards.

Mr. Nevins serves on several non-profit boards including World Affairs Forum and CT Venture Group. In addition, Mr. Nevins is very active in the Angel Investor and Venture Capital communities.

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