We are pleased to announce that Donald (Donnie) L. Bedney III has been named as an Operating Partner.


Donnie has wide-ranging experience with prestigious consulting and healthcare organizations, including Gallup and Press Ganey, as a workforce, human capital, and sales executive. He has been successful leading project teams, increasing customer service efficacy, and streamlining organizational processes. Bedney received a BS in business administration and management from Oakwood University and an MBA in finance and sports management from Seton Hall University.

In his role as an Operating Partner of ScaleCo, Bedney will lead ScaleCo’s thesis in the human capital management industry.

“As we developed our investment thesis in human capital management, I immediately thought of Donnie,” said ScaleCo founder, Brendan Anderson. “It is a perfect match for his relationship-building mindset and years of people resource management experience.”

“I’m extremely excited to be joining forces with the ScaleCo team,” said Bedney. “I have known Brendan for the past 15 years and have admired his vision to find motivated, entrepreneurially minded individuals, and provide a platform for them to transform companies and get operating experience. His commitment to identify talented individuals from diverse backgrounds starts with the ScaleCo team and extends into the pool of experienced professionals that ScaleCo partners with.”

Anderson and Bedney met when Bedney was a teenager making a summertime trip to Ohio to visit family. Bedney’s grandfather introduced them. Anderson and Bedney stayed in touch over the years while Anderson co-founded Evolution Capital Partners in 2006, then ScaleCo in 2018. ScaleCo’s investment strategy focuses on transforming small, plateaued, profitable businesses into sustainable growth companies by engaging ambitious — and often, first-time — entrepreneurs who have been trained to effectively run companies.