Co-Founder and Chairman
The Nantucket Project
Tom Scott is the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Nantucket Project (TNP), the next generation media company focused on creating a better world by reimagining solutions to pressing challenges through live gatherings, unconventional collaborations, and films. The goal: drive impact through its unique approach to storytelling. Its flagship event is an annual four day conference held each September on Nantucket, bringing together leaders in every field, to engage in conversation and collaboration, exchanging ideas and stories.
An entrepreneur since 1989, he co-founded the beverage company Nantucket Nectars with his friend Tom First. Widely known as “Tom and Tom,” the business duo was the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study and has since become a piece of modern business lore. The company reached national prominence, appearing on the “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing U.S. companies five years in a row, before they sold it to Cadbury Schwepps in 2002.
Tom launched his career in film in 2002 and has created, directed and produced feature films and tv shows that aired on networks including HBO, IFC and the Sundance Channel. Notably, he helped launch Casey Neistat’s career by creating and producing the HBO show “The Neistat Brothers,” he produced the documentary film “Apple Pushers” with Edward Norton, and co-produced “Daddy Longlegs” by Josh and Benny Safdie. The film was selected by both Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals in 2010. Tom also founded Plum TV, a national cable TV network of 8 stations, which won 14 Emmy awards.
Tom is the chairman of the Nantucket Film Festival and is a board member of the Greenwich Film Festival. An avid pilot, Tom flew a small plane halfway around the world. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Masters of Divinity at Yale. Tom lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids.