‘20 under 40’ Class of 2018—Markus Scott

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Markus Scott, 35

Chief guard dog, NVMC Solutions

Atlanta

As chief guard dog, Markus Scott’s day-to-day role is guiding strategy and team development. “I spend most of my time focused on the technology future of our business, and finding talented people that can help us lead that future,” he said.

“We describe ourselves as remote video surveillance and business intelligence company, because we are focused on more than just security,” Scott said. NVMC, which stands for National Video Monitoring Corporation, was founded in 2007 and Scott joined the business when the growth equity firm he founded, Lighthouse Equity Partners, acquired it in 2015 with a vision for scale, growth and technological innovation.

“When we bought the company, it was a small, family-owned business with 35 people, that were largely focused on equipment sales instead of technology-enabled services. Today, our team is 110 people strong; we’ve tripled the size of the business," Scott said. "We have some … phenomenal technology-driven, end market-focused solutions that go well beyond security to add value for our customers."

Lighthouse Equity Partners, founded in 2013, is specifically focused on the security space and was founded to purchase one company and grow it through innovation and complementary acquisitions.

Working in the security industry is “just a great way to spend your day,” Scott said. “I love that the core of our industry is providing safety for people and the stuff that they care about. That’s a high calling and I love that I get to spend my day doing that with a great team of industry leaders.”

NVMC is advancing technologies that allow it to protect and drive value for its customers more effectively every day, Scott said. “We’re proud that our partners have entrusted us with developing these critical solutions and that we have been able to be a part of funding job growth here in the U.S. as a result.”