A proud military veteran with a distinguished entrepreneurial spirit

Chickasaw citizen Brad Scott’s perseverant spirit goes deep down to his core. He grew up with the example of his fearless grandmother, Pearl Carter Scott, who became the youngest solo-pilot in the United States in 1929 at age 14. Brad has a “never quit” attitude, which he attributes to his Chickasaw heritage. Born and raised on a farm in Virginia, his childhood taught him the virtues of hard work, laboring the land and only taking what you need.

Inspired by his grandmother’s bold example, Brad served with honor and distinction for nine years in the U.S. Army and the Virginia National Guard. He honed his skills in leadership and technology, and following his service he joined BMC Software, where he served as Practice Leader for its largest Professional Services division. In 2003, he joined InfoSpectrum/GSS America, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s revenue by more than 700 percent.

In 2007, Brad founded Cetan Corp, an IT solutions company that works with customers to match solutions and implement technologies to solve their complex business problems. Cetan Corp is named for Čhetáŋ, the hawk spirit animal in Lakota mythology that’s associated with the qualities of speed, dedication and good vision. Cetan Corp, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, turned an initial investment of $5,000 in 2007 into more than $11.43 million by 2012.

Brad attributes his success to the unwavering support he receives from his wife and family, surrounding himself with intelligent individuals and listening to others about their experiences. He lives in Chesapeake with his wife, Mickey, and their three pets.

Accomplishments

  • 2011, named Inc. Magazine’s No. 1 Native American Entrepreneur
  • Named 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • Owner of Cetan Corp, which in 2011 was ranked 119 on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 of the fastest growing companies