Scott Petinga has
risen through such oppositions as failure, rejection, divorce and even
cancer to accomplish impressive and respectable goals and now has this
insatiable drive, this compulsion to create change.
To be change. Everything he pursues must have meaning and purpose
beyond the norm.
Petinga is currently the Chief Troublemaker of The Scott Petinga Group
he is a pioneer in the development of businesses that make a lasting
impact on society. When he’s not busy saving the planet
he uses his acquired wisdom, knowledge and experience to help others
make their mark in the world.
After serving in the
military and in roles as varied as Vice President of Segmentation
Management at Santander Bank and Adjunct Professor at several regional
colleges, Petinga put his brilliant marketing skills
to work. He served in several senior executive roles at advertising
agencies, including Accountability Director at Carmichael Lynch and
Strategic Planning Director at RMG Connect – JWT, before leaving Madison
Avenue in 2007 to launch his flagship company,
the data-driven communications agency AKQURACY
. Founded on the
strength of a single client relationship, Petinga has since grown the
company into a multi-million-dollar marketing endeavor.
Within 5 years, AKQURACY
a spot on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious List of Fastest-Growing Private
Companies and then Petinga went on to be selected to join
the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) – an invite only organization
comprised of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs – plus was a
semi-finalist for Entrepreneur magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”
Petinga is also extremely passionate about serving the community: he is the founder of the TH!NK DIFFERENT Foundation
, the Fairy Foundation,
the Center of Advocacy for Cancer of the
Testes International (CACTI)
, and a volunteer mentor with Imerman Angels of Chicago.