Rutter’s has spent over 250 years getting to know its customers, beginning life as a family-owned farm in Pennsylvania. Under the stewardship of the exceptional business mind of president and CEO Scott Hartman, its modern and compelling convenience offer has catapulted the company into the top fight of US convenience retailing. Scott’s CV is head-spinning, with the qualified accountant an inductee into almost every business-related Hall of Fame in the country, while he holds an enviable smorgasbord of respected chairmanships. A speaker and judge at the 2016 Nacs international retail conference, Scott is one of the most influential minds in convenience retailing, and will be providing exceptional insight into his transformational approach to understanding the customer.
Scott is President and CEO of Rutter’s Holdings, operating 66 Rutter’s convenience stores; Rutter’s Dairy, selling products in five states; and M&G Realty. Rutter’s is the oldest vertically integrated food company in the US dating back ten generations, 270 years to 1747.
Scott started in the family business at the age of 12, working summers. He received his accounting degree from George Washington University and MBA from Duke University. He was employed by Price Waterhouse as Senior Manager in Consulting from 1983-1990 and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
Scott is past Chairman of National Association of Convenience Stores, Petroleum Convenience Association for Technology Standards, the Pennsylvania Convenience Store Council and Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. Scott has served on Advisory Boards to companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and First Data. He has served on many local charity Boards including York Memorial Hospital, The American Red Cross and Easter Seals. Scott has also been a guest lecturer at Boston University.
Scott has been inducted into the Convenience Store Hall of Fame, Food Industry Hall of Fame and Convenience Store Technology Hall of Fame.
Scott resides in York, Pennsylvania with his wife, Cathy, and has two adult children, Sara and Christopher.
An avid golfer, Scott has played 81 of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World.