Scott M. Gearity runs the Cleveland, Ohio office for BSG Consulting. Scott joins BSG Consulting from Microsoft Corporation, where he held a variety of international trade compliance roles. Most recently, Mr. Gearity was based in Dublin, Ireland where he served as Microsoft’s export compliance manager with overall responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Gearity was a consultant at two boutique Washington-based export control consulting firms, MK Technology and Export Strategies, LLC.
Mr. Gearity’s clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world's largest companies, in industries including software, computer hardware, telecommunications, aerospace, and energy. Mr. Gearity is practiced in designing and implementing compliance programs, integrating controls into enterprise resource planning systems, conducting audits, and seeking export authorizations from government agencies. In addition to a broad knowledge of US export controls, Mr. Gearity is also well-versed in the European Union system, as well as the challenges facing multinational companies operating under the complex, overlapping, and sometimes contradictory regulations of various countries.
Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is also a licensed US customs broker.