Scott Testa means business

By Eleni Antipas
January 26, 2011

Many people may find it difficult to juggle having a career and a family. Dr. Scott Testa, assistant professor of business administration, has taken on so many responsibilities and he is still searching for new endeavors.

One of Testa’s biggest ventures was starting a company, Scott Testa consulting, in the basement of his home. Testa was also chief operating officer (COO) for Mindbridge, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company that was listed in the Inc. 500 for three consecutive years. Although it is extremely rare to be listed in this magazine repeatedly Testa remains modest. In fact, he attributed the success of his business to luck and good timing.

“One of my biggest accomplishments would have to be having a company on the Inc. 500,” Testa said.

Testa has received other multiple distinctions in the field of business and marketing. For example, he was featured in the 40-under-40 section of the Philadelphia Business Journal, which lists 40 of the leading business executives that are under 40 years of age.  He was named a Who’s Who Entrepreneur and was on the cover of Sales & Marketing Magazine. Finally, Testa has been interviewed by several news sources, such as USA Today, Entrepreneur magazine, Fortune magazine, the Wall Street Journal,  ABC News,  MSNBC and the Fox Business Channel.

This semester Testa is teaching principles of marketing, principles of management and personal finance.  Testa believes that the small class sizes at Cabrini allow him to work closely with his students and assist them in finding internships and landing jobs.

“In my opinion, Dr. Scott Testa is an asset to the students at Cabrini College. As for the department, Dr. Testa has worked on the assessment plan for the marketing major, along with Ruby Remley. They have also performed the first evaluation of the marketing major. Finally, Dr. Testa has participated in the Business Team for Fair Trade
Volleyball every year since he started at Cabrini,” Dr. Lisa Delgado, assistant professor of business administration, said.

“I like to expose my students to outside companies and give them real-world experience,” Testa said.

Testa draws a connection between his two careers that allows him to fulfill his obligations and achieve his goals with an inspiring attitude.

“My classes and my company complement each other. I can bring what I have learned from working with different companies into the classroom and my students offer a unique perspective that I bring to my clients,” Testa said.

When Testa is not busy working he enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon and 11-year-old twin daughters Elizabeth and Caroline. As a devoted father he takes pleasure in driving his daughters to school every morning and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.

As a competitive marathon runner, Testa has participated in both the Philadelphia Marathon and the Harrisburg Marathon. He can often be found exercising in the Dixon Center. Testa also enjoys skiing and snowboarding. However, even in his free time Testa remains business-minded.  In fact, as an athlete Testa has taken an interest in Tilly’s, a retail company, specializing in action sports apparel and accessories. He believes that Tilly’s offers customers a distinct experience and it is a company that is continuing to grow.

Even with all of Testa’s success he is still eager to take on new projects. Although he is a little reluctant to discuss all of the details at this time he explained that in the next few years he plans to get involved with another company in the technology field.

“I feel very blessed and very lucky,” Testa said.

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