Scott Overdyke comes to FSG with experience in agribusiness, start-ups, and social enterprise. He’s spent nine years working with farmers, philanthropists, and financiers to try and better engage people around pressing social issues.
Role at FSG
Scott is currently working at the intersection of business and philanthropy to help create sustainable revenue-generating opportunities with positive social impacts. His work focuses on value-chain analysis and strategic planning for multi-stakeholder development initiatives.
Scott has been working in international development and social enterprise ever since he joined the Peace Corps as an agricultural business volunteer in Panama. Upon returning to the United States he helped launch the social enterprise Razoo.com – a social network and donation portal for social justice and environmental issues. As a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia Business School, Scott focused primarily on issues pertaining to value chain analysis, social enterprise, and international development. He continues to support the education and vocational training work of the Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Nicaragua.
- Columbia Business School, MBA
- Harvard Kennedy School, MPA
- Vanderbilt University, BS Econ/PoliSci
On Working at FSG:
"I’m a true believer that real and lasting social impact takes all types – businesses, nonprofits, governments, philanthropists, and active citizens – each has a crucial role to play. And so it’s entirely appropriate that I first learned about FSG though its work in Collective Impact. I’m excited to offer my own insights into the mix – with skills and perspectives shaped by years of working in both the public and private sectors. Specifically, my experiences working throughout the coffee supply chain have shown me the real economic benefits of a shared value approach to business. I count myself extremely lucky to grapple with these challenges and opportunities here at FSG."