In July 2009, Scott Flanders became CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), a company that markets the Playboy brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. He is responsible for its strategic direction and global business operations and also serves as a member of its board of directors. In 2011, Flanders partnered with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to take PEI private after 40 years as a public company.
Previously, Flanders spent three years as CEO of Freedom Communications, after serving as an independent director on its board for five years. During his board tenure, Freedom recapitalized with two private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and Providence Equity Partners.
As chairman and CEO of the Columbia House Company, a position he held from 1999 to 2005, Flanders oversaw the world's oldest and largest direct marketer of music and video products.
After beginning his career as a tax and business consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Flanders spent 14 years with Macmillan Publishers. He became president of Macmillan USA in 1993 and established the company as the largest computer book publisher.
Flanders is a board member of eHealth, Inc., serves as president of the board of visitors of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and is on the board of trustees of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach.
A certified public accountant, Flanders holds a BA in economics from the University of Colorado and a JD from Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.