Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
Scott Wells is CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO), one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies, with operations in 31 markets spanning 4 continents. A member of the CCOH board, Scott is also CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he leads all aspects of the company’s U.S. operations in 44 of the top 50 markets.
Scott joined Clear Channel Outdoor Americas in March 2015 as CEO and brings extensive experience growing, transforming and revitalizing companies. He continues to lead the Americas team to incorporate sophisticated new tools and technologies that leverage mobile insights and data science to more efficiently reach audiences, measure impact and make OOH an integral part of today’s media buying conversation. This includes Clear Channel Outdoor RADAR, the OOH industry’s first-to-market suite of solutions that applies mobile location data to the medium’s physical presence to help advertisers understand and optimize OOH’s influence on desired consumer behaviour. Scott also helped drive growth in the Americas business division by investing in digital, and in data analytics and programmatic trading, which are helping to improve and simplify the buying process.
Previously, Scott worked at Bain Capital, where he led operational improvement and transformation efforts across a variety of investments, including Apple Leisure Group and CRC Health Group. These experiences highlight the innovation and embracement of technology throughout his career. He’s held several executive positions at AT&T and Dell.
Scott holds a BS/BA from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is Chairman of Achievement Network (ANet), an education-related non-profit, as well as Vice Chair of Communications and a board member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and serves on the board of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).