Faculty

Scott Strait
Lecturer

Dr. Strait is a senior IT executive with over 25 years of experience leading technology organizations. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at Renewable Funding, the leader in the administration and financing of clean energy retrofits using property taxes. At Renewable Funding, he oversees technology strategy, development and infrastructure; product management; call center; and lien and lending operations.

 

Prior to Renewable Funding, Scott worked with two other financial industry start-up companies. He was CTO at Aria Retirement Solutions, which pioneered a break-through guaranteed income product, and CTO at Prosper Marketplace, which was the creator of peer-to-peer lending.

 

Previously, Scott spent 12 years with Charles Schwab where he held a variety of positions, including CTO; divisional CIO for the Schwab Investor Services business serving retail investors; Senior VP of Technology for back-end brokerage, cashiering, and operations; and divisional CIO for the Schwab Institutional business serving independent financial advisors. As CTO and head of retail technology, he drove the development of the technology that led to Schwab’s strategy shift from transaction-based to relationship-based client experience and the complete rewrite of Schwab.com.

 

Prior to Schwab, Scott was with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Arthur Andersen, where he was a CPA.

 

Scott earned a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University and holds a Ph.D in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

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