Scott Zirbel is the Managing Director at Riverbend Capital Partners LLC.  Scott has worked at small, medium and large organizations in various leadership capacities with an emphasis in strategy, sales, marketing, business development, technology, product management and operations.  Over the past thirteen years, he has had the pleasure of serving as the President and Co-Founder of Synergy Services.  During this time Synergy grew from an early stage start up in to a $150 million dollar industry leader in the category of Contingent Workforce Management.   

With the primary goal of creating a sustainable growth company, Synergy was able to achieve a 45% compound annual growth rate, consistent profitability and a 74% internal rate of return to investors over a 13 year period.   

Team Contributions:

  • Championed vision, mission, values and business strategy
  • Hired A-Player leadership team
  • Sponsored leadership development, culture initiative and process initiative
  • Initiated stock plan for key employees
  • Established initial brand identity and became a champion for the brand
  • Developed inital marketing and sales infrastructure
  • Participated in several public speaking events
  • Established key strategic partnerships
  • Created operational model for scale and created initial Operations Manual
  • Sponsored process initiative to drive process improvements
  • Spearheaded initial technology vision, product roadmap and development efforts
  • Developed initial Compliance Program
  • Formalized organization and performance development program
  • Developed business dashboard to measure KPI's
  • Initiated budgeting, business planning and operational metrics systems
  • Orchestrated business rhythm: company meetings, leadership meetings, and huddles

Scott was also recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the staffing industry from 2011-2015.