Scott Satell has a passion for business, and has over three decades of business ownership experience. After graduating from Villanova School of Law and practicing commercial litigation for a few years, Scott entered the business world. He built his reputation in the toy and sporting goods industry as a manufacturer’s representative. In the early stages of his career, he lived in London and Brussels where he carved out a niche representing American toy and sporting goods companies who wanted to do business in Europe. Later, he moved back to the United States and became one of the largest manufacturer’s representatives in the toy & sporting goods industries – typically selling over $100MM in product each year. For over a decade he was responsible for more bicycle and swing set sales than any manufacturer’s representative in the United States.
After the demise of Toys R Us, Scott started a new business focused on representing one supplier in the outdoor products market. Scott extended the reach of this supplier from one major account into virtually every major US big box retailer including Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Target and others. After this company was acquired by a private equity owned strategic investor, Scott wanted to find a business where he could be more in control of his future.
Scott explored business ownership with a franchise consultant. They worked together for a few months before Scott purchased a franchise in the fitness space. Scott has enjoyed the freedom and control that franchise ownership offers. He gets great satisfaction from seeing his employees develop and from the contribution his studio has made to the lives of his clients. Scott formed Thrive Franchise Consultants and joined FranChoice in order to help others find the freedom and prosperity that he has found through franchise ownership.
Scott is a trustee for the Mathew 25 Fund, a $300m no-load growth and value mutual fund. He has an Economics degree from Lafayette College where he was a varsity wrestler. He also graduated with honors from Villanova School of Law.
Scott is an active member of the community. He is a Board Member of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia and is a committee member for the Breathing Room Foundation, a local non-profit that supports families traumatized by cancer. He previously served on the Season Ticket Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Eagles, coached over 70 youth sports teams and served on the board of the local Little League.
Scott lives an active lifestyle, enjoys fitness – especially working out at his own gym and is a vocal and passionate supporter of all Philadelphia sports teams. Scott’s number one passion is his three grown children who all live relatively close to his home in suburban Philadelphia.