Scott Howe is the president and CEO of Acxiom, a technology and services company that helps the world’s best marketers unify, enhance, and activate data. Under Scott’s leadership, Acxiom works with thousands of clients and partners around the globe to transform data into value for everyone.
During Howe’s tenure, Acxiom has won countless industry awards and accolades, including recognition for the industry’s Best Innovation, Partner of the Year by the one of the world’s largest financial services companies and Supplier of the Year by the world’s largest retailer. Acxiom has also been recognized by both Glassdoor and the Silicon Valley Times as one of the Best Places to Work and Fast Company has named Scott one of the World’s 100 Most Creative People.
Prior to taking the reins at Acxiom in 2011, Howe held executive roles at Microsoft and aQuantive, where his teams built the world’s largest digital agency (Avenue A|Razorfish); pioneered people-based media buying (DRIVE Performance Media, aka the Microsoft Media Network); and developed the systems utilized for ad serving and attribution (Atlas International). He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group and Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc.
When he’s not guiding Acxiom to fulfill its mission to make it safe and easy to activate data anywhere, Howe can be found serving as scout master for Troop 28 in Burlingame, Calif., canvassing the country in his refurbished 1956 vintage Airstream trailer or designing and building furniture in his garage workshop. A native of Milwaukee, he is a proud fan and part owner of the Green Bay Packers.
Scott graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics, and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He most recently served on the board of directors of Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, and is a former director of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Turn, Inc., a digital advertising company.