Scott Latham, Business Policy, Strategy and Management
Expertise / Activities: Business development, marketing, policy and strategy, organizational turnaround
Scott Latham is an authority on business management and organizational turnaround, having led companies through the highs and lows of the dot-com era, as well as working in business development and marketing for some of the world’s largest companies, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Gillette and managed partnerships with businesses such as Oracle and SAP AG.
He has provided his expert opinion on the 2014 Market Basket saga – a new model for how a labor uprising can change the course of a company and a community – to members of the media, documentarians and authors of books on the topic.
His career in business before joining the faculty of UMass Lowell included helping a high-tech startup grow from six to 100 people in a four-year span. He was also part of a senior management team that took a company through an IPO process and helped raise $20 million in bridge funding after the initial public offering was canceled.
Latham is UMass Lowell's vice provost of innovation and workforce development. His research focuses on innovation and turbulence in business and organizational decline.
Latham also consults with organizations and others that assist entrepreneurs on topics including business models, growth and strategic positioning. With the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), a joint effort of the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses, he has advised nearly 100 startups that have launched products and businesses with the center’s support.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UMass Amherst, an MBA with a concentration in marketing at UMass Lowell and a doctoral degree in strategic management at UMass Amherst.