We are thrilled to introduce Frontida’s new Executive Director, Scott Armanini. He will succeed Lauren Yen and Vivianna Camarillo-Guenther starting in May 2023.
Armanini joins Frontida as a phenomenal educator, learner, and disruptor of the marginalizing status quo. He teaches Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California’s Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for the Arts, Technology, and Business.
As a member of the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF), he has also spoken in the United States and China on business model innovation, disruptive innovation, and investing during times of crisis.
He began following Frontida’s journey when he became a part of the USC faculty in August 2020.
“I was really intrigued by number one, the fact that the team had gone on this journey to Lesbos to the refugee camp,” Armanini said. “It’s one thing to visit a refugee camp. It’s another to see that there are challenges that can be solved, but then to actually connect the dots and say we're gonna be the ones to solve it—that type of initiative was very inspirational to me.”
Armanini will guide our teams with nearly three decades of experience in business development, solution engineering, innovation, aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, communications, education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, life sciences, media and entertainment, mining, pharmaceuticals, retail, travel, transportation, and utilities.
He has worked with prominent names such as Accenture Ventures, Cisco Systems, HP Software, and Microsoft. His educational background includes a Bachelor in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, along with a Master in Marketing from the USC Marshall School of Business.
A majority of electronic health software today is largely targeted toward wealthy countries and the richest percentage across the globe. Observing this grave disparity, Armanini is driven to create electronic health records to improve the lives of the other 7 billion on the planet and believes Frontida is equipped to deliver the job unlike ever before. He envisions a future where Frontida disrupts big tech.
“We may be the first nonprofit software company dealing with a specific type of benefits that will stay in a country, rather than being extracted out and harvested for globalist software company purposes. But I also think that we won’t be the last. We can go across the spectrum of different software needs. Others can follow in our footsteps and partner with us to bring other types of software products to serve the needs of underserved populations around the world.”
Ariana Castro is a nonprofit copywriter and grant writer at Frontida Records. She is a third-year UCLA student majoring in English and minoring in Digital Humanities.