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Scott Bernstein Discusses How Bedford Capital Evaluates Deals

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  • Date Added : 9/22/2004
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Scott Bernstein

  • President, Bedford Capital Partners
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1960 (Age: 62 years old)
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Biography

Scott Bernstein is President of Centre Environmental Partners, a private equity firm focused on acquiring companies operating in the environmental services sector. He is also the Managing Partner of Bedford Capital, a broad-based investment and advisory firm with interests in the entertainment, leisure and real estate industries.

Bernstein has been a successful CEO and senior executive of some well known companies, including Six Flags Entertainment, Trilegiant Corp. (formerly, Cendant's Membership and Consumer Services division), and Time Warner Enterprises. He spent the early part of his career as a mergers and acquisition lawyer with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, one of the top law firms in the country, where he represented public and private companies in their acquisition, divestiture and financing activities.

During this interview, he shares many experiences from his professional background - many specific to his tenure within the Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. He also shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, business planning, risk, work-life balanace and leadership.

Scott Bernstein received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He has also received a degree in law from Fordham University.

In terms of you know, evaluating the pipeline, I can't emphasize enough how much the people that are presenting the idea matter. To me, that's the number one thing. You know, I would rather fund somebody that is smart and motivated, and confident in a business that is a disaster than a good idea. ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Educational and Professional Background
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
  • Scott Bernstein
  • 10 min. 59 sec.
Video 2 of 27 Scott Bernstein States He Feels He is an Entrepreneur
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 2 min. 43 sec.
Video 3 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Definition of Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
  • Scott Bernstein
  • 3 min. 37 sec.
Video 4 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Entrepreneurship Within the Corporate Setting
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 4 min. 53 sec.
Video 5 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Strategy and Strategic Transformation
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 4 min. 30 sec.
Video 6 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Challenges in Transforming Existing Businesses Due to Inertia Within Organizations
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 6 sec.
Video 7 of 27 Scott Bernstein States It Is More Difficult to Transform An Existing Company Than to Start One From Scratch
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 4 min. 21 sec.
Video 8 of 27 Scott Bernstein States That To Find a Business Problem, One Must Follow The Financials
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 7 min. 49 sec.
Video 9 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Example of Strategic Transformation of Six Flags Through Updating Theme Park Image
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 8 sec.
Video 10 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Implementation of Re-branding Plan for Six Flags
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 31 sec.
Video 11 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses How Team Worked to Transform Customer Experience At Six Flags
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 4 min. 48 sec.
Video 12 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Involvement in Business Development and People-side of Business at Six Flags
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 4 min. 21 sec.
Video 13 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Challenges in Role as President of Northeast Six Flags Operations
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 45 sec.
Video 14 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Challenges in Changing Culture of Six Flags
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 2 min. 55 sec.
Video 15 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Challenges in Dealing With Unionized Labor at Six Flags
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 2 min. 33 sec.
Video 16 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Successes at Six Flags and States It Was One of Best Professional Experiences
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 0 min. 59 sec.
Video 17 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Bedford Capital and Establishing a Pipeline for Deals
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 2 min. 41 sec.
Video 18 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses How Bedford Capital Evaluates Deals
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 4 min. 5 sec.
Video 19 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Economics of a Business Plan
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 2 min. 9 sec.
Video 20 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Value of the Business Plan
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 21 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses What He Expects to See in Financials of a Business Plan
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 57 sec.
Video 22 of 27 Scott Bernstein Provides Summary Thoughts on the Use of the Business Plan
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Video 23 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Risk and Reward
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 3 min. 54 sec.
Video 24 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Work-Life Balance
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 3 min. 57 sec.
Video 25 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Balance
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
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  • 1 min. 51 sec.
Video 26 of 27 Scott Bernstein Discusses Impact of His Career on His Family
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
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  • 2 min. 19 sec.
Video 27 of 27 Scott Bernstein Shares Thoughts on Leadership
  • Scott Bernstein - Interview - Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting
  • 9/22/2004
  • Scott Bernstein
  • 7 min. 59 sec.

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