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Who we are

Scott Van der Linden

Managing Partner, Sacramento

As Managing Partner of The Marketing Department – Sacramento, Scott is all about building strong relationships with his clients. Scott is passionate about helping his clients develop the marketing strategies and programs they need to increase profitability and promote growth for their business.

Prior to joining The Marketing Department, Scott worked for 22 years in the Property & Casualty and Health Care insurance industries for large corporations such as Allstate Insurance Company and Delta Dental Insurance Company. For the past 11 years, he has worked with hundreds of business owners to develop marketing programs and tactics that drive revenue and growth in their businesses.

Scott has a very diverse background and skills, including Financial Management, Product Management, Competitive Intelligence, Project Management, Sales, Marketing Consulting, Sponsorship Development and Marketing Management, which gives him a unique business perspective to understand the overall needs of his clients. Scott has developed and managed major sports sponsorships with the Sacramento Kings, SF Giants, SF 49ers, World Team Tennis, and USC, as well as several large scale community events and trade shows.

Scott holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management & Marketing from Sonoma State University as well as a Project Leadership Certificate from Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Mini-MBA in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers University. Outside of the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. You can often find him watching his sons at the local hockey rink or on the pool deck watching his daughter play water polo.

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