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Scott Frantz

Connecticut State Senator, 36th District; President, Haebler Capital

Tuck gives opportunities to work on the all important communications abilities everyone has to have. Being articulate, honest, reliable, trustworthy—those are values that Tuck defines.

Scott Frantz came to Tuck hoping to enter to the mergers and acquisitions industry after graduating. He got his wish, joining a new M&A team at Banker’s Trust. But after five years of 14-hour workdays, he needed to find something a little less intense. So Frantz and some friends put together a private equity and venture capital business, riding the growth in eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and capitalizing on the venture cycle from the dot-com boom.

In 1993, Frantz joined the Connecticut Economic Development Authority. He found the work fascinating, and served as its chairman for six years. Then he chaired the board of directors of Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. In 2008, after some deep thought on his love of public service, he campaigned to be the state senator of the 36th district, which includes the communities of Greenwich, New Canaan, and Stamford. He won the election, and Frantz is currently serving his fourth term in the state capitol, focusing on issues such as job creation and fiscal responsibility.

“Tuck is not just a business school equipping students with all the tools they need to go out and become wildly successful business people,” Frantz said. “It also gives them all sorts of opportunities to work on the all important communications abilities everyone has to have, no matter what they’re doing. Being articulate, honest, reliable, trustworthy—those are values that Tuck defines. Tuck was an outstanding training ground for being a senator.”

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