Scott Birnbaum

Scott is a member of the Board of Seeds of Peace, a founding member of the Board of the Young Leadership Committee (YLC) and served as Chairman of the YLC Board from 2010-2012.

Scott began almost a decade of volunteering for Seeds of Peace via the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Young Leadership Committee. In 2010, he served as the chair of the Peace Market changing the model of the event to improve fundraising impact and profitability by attracting over 1,000 guests by creating a more inclusive and casual format for the event and by engaging a group of over 100 volunteers to produce the event.

Scott led multiple YLC initiatives including the formation of the YLC Board and restructuring the annual Stand Up for Peace comedy event. In 2010, he was elected chairman of the YLC Board and during his almost three years of tenure, personally raised over $200,000 for the organization and lead the YLC to raise over $1 million for Seeds of Peace.

Scott grew up in Paris and attended Georgetown University and Fordham Law School. Scott combines 10 years of entrepreneurial experience including his time as co-founder of Epok, an early cloud-based Enterprise solution with his experience as a corporate attorney at White & Case and digital media expertise developed at CBS Local where he focused on Strategy, Business Development, and launching new product lines. He’s the founder and Managing Partner of Red Sea Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on Technology and Media.

Scott is the recipient of the Young Peace Maker award for his outstanding leadership in and dedication to supporting the mission of Seeds of Peace and the YLC. He credits the 2011 Peace Market for bringing him and his wife, Sabrina, together.

“I had the honor of sitting with Israeli and Palestinian Seeds for lunch at Camp. One of them asked me what I was doing to help end the conflict. I told the Seed that, in supporting Seeds of Peace, my job was to help create opportunities for young leaders like the Seeds at that table to grow and become more effective, so that they can make the change that we all want. That Seed responded, ‘I like that; I can do that.’ ”