ConduitWorks LLC

I started ConduitWorks in 2015 because

too many emerging companies and passionate entrepreneurs

wrestle with how to grow their businesses.

Where to start?

Your marketing dollars are precious and need to work hard. So, each engagement starts by crafting and agreeing upon a solid marketing strategy, unique to your business. That strategy may include tactics such as:

  • a new brand strategy, positioning or brand identity
  • revamped messaging
  • a marketing program with demand gen, digital marketing, social media, or paid advertising
  • a robust content strategy or communications/PR program
  • or even building your internal marketing function from scratch.

It may be all of these elements or some of them or just a few – it's all dependent upon your particular business case.

Why me?

My name is Scott Lahde and I have spent nearly two decades growing emerging companies and agencies (private, public, pre- and post-IPO) through marketing. Acting as interim CMO, I’ve helped start-ups achieve launch goals, growth goals, and exit goals – including several successful acquisitions and even an IPO. I typically focus on Seed to Series B venture-backed startups across the worlds of consumer technology, media, advertising, adtech, martech, publishing and content (as well as their intersection) – but often tread outside those lines.

I can help you focus, prioritize, navigate marketing challenges, find synergies and broker connections – in a word, be your conduit.

a few client TESTIMONIALS…


I  hired Scott as ONvocal's 'contract' CMO at a pivotal time in our  company's history, about one year before the delivery of our first  product. Scott delivered exactly what we needed including brand and  competitive analysis and ultimately a winning communications and  organizational plan. Scott led our recruitment efforts and helped build  our internal marketing team and the right external resources, drawing  from his deep and talented contact list. I highly recommend Scott for  any company looking for top CMO talent, leadership and experience at a  reasonable expense. 

– Bob Spaner, ONvocal


Scott  helped take our new mobile video ad exchange and SSP to market, acting  essentially as our outsourced VP of Marketing. He designed efficient  lead generation campaigns for us, new email prospecting and existing  customer templates, brand messaging/positioning and then an event and  thought leadership strategy to amplify and extend our messaging out to  the broader marketplace. Scott did this cost efficiently, while  maintaining a high standard of work and several deliverables. I would  hire him again in a second.

– Jason Shulman, Vdopia


I  have been working with Scott over the last year as he's been helping us  increase visibility in the US. Scott is a pleasure to work with. He is  proactive, organized and has amazing industry connections. He is also  honest and straightforward, which makes him a great person to rely on  for advice.

– Chloé Mathieu-Phillips, The Social Element


Scott  has been a stellar extension of the Flite Marketing team since we  became a client. While his media/press contacts are stellar, he is no  one-trick pony. From branding to product marketing, Scott is an  all-around senior marketer. And he is a complete pleasure to work with.  In tech you find very few marketers as well rounded as Scott. Highly  recommend to any company!

– Jason Wolfson, Flite


Scott has elevated our profile with articles on Forbes, Adweek, The Drum and Dieline.  He's challenged us on thought leadership, conference participation and  made our articles much better. He's brought us interview opps and is  relentlessly focused on moving the spotlight in our direction. He's  irritatingly prolific.

– Julia Beardwood, Beardwood & Co.


Tell me your biggest hurdle to growth.

ConduitWorksLLC.  A marketing consultancy for emerging companies.