W. Scott Gould is the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs. President Obama nominated him, and the Senate confirmed it this past April. Gould serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs in this role.
Before beginning his role as Deputy Secretary, Gould served as the Vice President for public sector strategy at IBM Global Business Services. Before IBM, Gould was the Chief Executive Officer of The O’Gara Company, which is a strategic advisory an investment services company. Additionally, Gould was the Chief Operating Officer at Exolve, which is a technology services firm.
Gould is the former Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Commerce. He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Management at the Treasury Department.
Gould is U.S Navy Veteran. Gould has also received several awards including the Navy Meritorious Service Metal, the U.S Department of Commerce Medal, and the U.S Department of Treasury Medal. Gould is a graduate of Cornell University. He also attended University of Rochester, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration and Doctor of Education.