M. Jordan Scott is a community advocate and real estate investor in Austin, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from The Colorado College with an Economics degree, Jordan started a hedge fund called Lonestar Capital Management. He then worked briefly for his grandfather, George Kozmetsky, focusing on economic development projects in the Rio Grande Valley while simultaneously building a travel-focused SaaS product called Flightlock Inc. After selling that company to Control Risks, a London-based global security consultancy, Jordan worked as Senior VP of Tracking until 2006 when he left to pursue private investments. He currently serves on the Upbring Board, the IC2 Advisory Board at the University of Texas where he recently received his Master’s in Human Dimensions of Organization and the Reissa Foundation, a legacy of the RGK Foundation.
Jordan believes firmly that we can all do our part to make Texas even better. His philanthropic passions include foster care and affordable housing. In 2021, he launched Industry ATX, a real estate development company focused on transit-oriented, affordable housing in the Austin area. In 2014, his wife Laila founded Pop-Up Birthday, a nonprofit that strengthens the relationships between children in foster care and their caregivers through personalized birthday experiences. Jordan is also passionate about scouting and spends much of his spare time as Scoutmaster of Troop 31. His other hobbies include camping with his three boys, skiing, Texas Football, vintage Cadillacs and live music.