CEO & Chief Entrepreneur
Anderson is a serial entrepreneur and accomplished businessman having founded his first business at the age of fifteen. Anderson is currently the co-founder and CEO of Memory Ventures; a portfolio of eight, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce businesses. Memory Ventures began as its first brand, ScanDigital, which Anderson co-founded in 2007. During his 8+ year tenure, Memory Ventures completed five synergistic acquisitions and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. having been twice featured on the Inc. 500 list (2012, 2013) and twice featured on the Deloitte Fast500 (2013, 2014). The Company also received Inc. Magazine’s “Hire Power” award for job creation and was the 8th fastest growing company in Los Angeles Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private companies in 2013. Under Anderson’s leadership, the company relocated from Los Angeles to Fishers, Indiana in 2015.
Prior to co-founding ScanDigital. Anderson was the Vice President and Co-Founder of Zietsman Realty Partners (“ZRP”). While at ZRP, Anderson directly oversaw more than $600 million in commercial real estate transactions and worked with some of the most respected investment firms in the world. After building a successful platform, ZRP was acquired by Jones Lang La Salle in 2007.
Prior to forming ZRP, Anderson spent more than three years working for Lehman Brothers as an investment banker. While at Lehman, Anderson worked with both public and private companies throughout the world. Most notably, Anderson worked on a team that served as the lead underwriters of a $1.5 billion public bond offering for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. His team also completed such notable transactions as the $1.2 billion recapitalization of a 7.8-million-square-foot office portfolio in Dallas and Houston for Crescent Real Estate Equities in 2004.
Anderson has been featured in Forbes magazine and is a keynote speaker for the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour. He is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and was selected to be part of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Anderson serves as a mentor for the Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Anderson is on the steering committee for Fishers 2040 working to develop a 25-Year comprehensive plan for Fishers, Indiana to remain a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial community.
Anderson was born and raised in Junction City, Kansas. He earned a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College in 2001 and currently resides in Fishers, Indiana with his wife, two daughters and their dog, Pedro. While very enthusiastic about his entrepreneurial activities, Anderson can be pried away from his laptop. During these times, he enjoys spending time with his growing family. You also might find him several thousand feet above the ground enjoying the private pilot’s license he earned in 2006. When earthbound, he enjoys playing and watching a number of sports. In particular, he is a die hard basketball fan and loves rooting for the University of Kansas Jayhawks and Los Angeles Lakers, but is quickly learning how to root for the Indiana Pacers.