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Scott Omelianuk recently joined Inc. as Editor in Chief, where his responsibilities include developing new lines of business to serve the entrepreneurial community and overseeing the events and content that make up the Inc. ecosystem.
Trained as a journalist, motivated by business and excited by technology, his passion is a disruptive, do-it-first approach that generates revenue by connecting consumers with content and services. He’s built opportunity for marquee brands across verticals and platforms, including desktop and mobile web, television, print and digital books and magazines, social media and other brand extensions
Mr. Omelianuk is widely known for his 12-year tenure at This Old House, where he built a reputation as an inspiring editor and creative strategist who took a beloved brand, polished its image, and built around it a tapestry of related businesses, including digital offshoots, Spanish-language TV, lead generation, affiliate revenue, licensed products, and even a mobile game.
After his tenure at This Old House, Mr. Omelianuk moved into the entrepreneurial world, consulting with startups, joining the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and serving as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he taught a class on innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also a co-founder of HumanConsult.io, where he created the “Quid Si” methodology—a combination of rapid ideation, the lean canvas and transformation management to help businesses in transition develop strategic plans, branding, marketing, investment theses and digital transitions.
Prior to This Old House, Mr. Omelianuk was an architect of Esquire’s renaissance, increasing revenue 75percent, overseeing brand licensing, and while there authored four books in the Things a Man Should Know franchise, which he created and then co-wrote with Chopped host Ted Allen. He founded Esquire’s original web presence and pioneered the commerce-content connection at Polo.com.