Chief People & Legal Officer
Scott Chaplin is Shield AI’s Chief People and Legal Officer, leading talent, HR and legal for the company. Scott has extensive experience in both advising multinational, publicly traded defense companies, from mid-cap to Fortune 500, on their business with the U.S. government, and in running HR at multi-national corporations. He joined the Shield AI team following a career as General Counsel for companies including Alliant Techsystems, BAE Systems, Stanley Inc. and DigitalNet. Over the course of his career, Scott has successfully led international regulatory compliance, government contracting, strategic transactions, and all other legal matters. Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his JD from American University Washington College of Law.
On Effective Communication
Effective communication is a cornerstone of success. Think of any long term success and I bet it involves great communication. That’s true of an AI company, a football team, a band, a professional kitchen, a marriage, a friendship and everything and anything else that requires people to succeed. If you’re not communicating well, you will experience setbacks. It’s that simple.
Meet Our Leaders: A Conversation with Scott Chaplin
What brought you to Shield AI? I was drawn to Shield AI because of its fast growth and my belief that this is a company that wants to continue to grow and transform. I felt like my background of transforming other companies might be something Shield AI would be interested in. In addition, I found the mission to be extremely compelling and unique, and addressing a gap in the defense sector.