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.
Previously, in 2009, Scott joined 2GO Software Solutions Inc., a software-as-a-service enterprise mobile software platform for companies with field operations and logistics applications. As Chief Operating Officer, 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 and Mark Haidar, formed Dialexa, a global product-focused technology development shop and consultancy upon recognizing a huge market demand for innovative and scalable technology solutions. At Dialexa, Scott jointly spearheads with Mark Haidar operations, strategy, local and international sales, product development, and engineering for clients and Dialexa Labs.
Dialexa continues to realize quadruple digit growth since inception. Dialexa’s projects to date include various mobile applications, cloud computing, product consulting, complex algorithm development, hardware prototyping, user interface and user experience design, image processing, desktop application development and website development. 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.
In 2016 Scott was recognized by Ernst & Young with the EY Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year® 2016 Southwest 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 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.
Scott has been very involved in the technology community in Dallas. Currently, Scott serves on the Mayor’s Connect Council for Developing a Digital Strategy for the City of Dallas. He previously served 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.
Scott has a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a Biomedical Specialization from Southern Methodist University. He is also a level 2 CFA candidate.