Founder & CEO
Scott Harper is a technology entrepreneur with an engineering and finance background and extensive experience in sales, product strategy, product development, operations and marketing. He has been a founder of several companies and worked in several early stage companies ranging from banking to consumer web to enterprise software. Scott has the unique ability to bridge the gap between business and engineering in product development.
Scott and Mark Haidar founded Dialexa in 2010, a global product-focused technology consultancy firm upon recognizing a huge market demand for innovative and scalable technology solutions. As the CEO of Dialexa, Scott spearheads operations, corporate strategy and partnerships, and local and international growth, as well as overseeing operations for Dialexa Labs - Dialexa’s internal innovation and development engine.
Dialexa offerings research, design, and engineering offerings create integrated solutions that enable strategic capabilities in our client’s value chain. Examples include intelligence & insights, pricing optimization/revenue management, prospect to cash, subscription management, online marketplace, telematics. Dialexa’s clients range from entrepreneurs looking to reduce technical risk and time to market, to publicly traded companies looking to bring in a team that can quickly execute products that may be beyond the abilities of their internal teams. Under Scott’s leadership Dialexa has continued to achieve year on year revenue and employee growth, doubling its office footprint in Dallas’ East Quarter in early 2019.
In 2016 Scott was recognized by Ernst & Young with the EY Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year® award. This awards program identifies those who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dialexa has also been recognized by Entrepreneur.com as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America for multiple years in a row.
More recently, Scott has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2018 awards, and Dialexa as one of the top Digital Experience Service Providers in North America by independent analyst firm Forrester.
Along with running Dialexa, Scott is the Chairman of Vinli, a founding investor and board member of Rosy Wellness, and sat on the board of Robin Technologies - all companies born out of Dialexa’s incubator, Dialexa Labs.
Scott is very involved in the technology community in Dallas. Currently, Scott serves on the board of the Dallas chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). He previously served on the Mayor’s Connect Council for Developing a Digital Strategy for the City of Dallas, as a two term board member and marketing chair of the DFW Chapter of TeXchange, a founding organizer of Digital Dallas, a founding organizer of Dallas Idea Week surrounding TEDx SMU, and an organizer of the Dallas Facebook Developers Garage.
Prior to founding Dialexa, Scott joined 2GO Software Solutions Inc., a software-as-a-service enterprise mobile software platform for companies with field operations and logistics applications, as their Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Scott spearheaded 2GO’s internal operational efforts including inter-departmental communication, sales process development, marketing, process optimization and account management. In addition, Scott worked hand-in-hand with engineering in product development to manage the progression of the products in order to exceed customer expectations. He was instrumental in the turnaround of 2GO’s product lines and operations from a fragile to a successfully funded company that was chosen as the 2010 Honeywell Scanning and Mobility ISV partner of the Year.
Scott has a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a Biomedical Specialization from Southern Methodist University. He is also a level 2 CFA candidate.