Vagabond Announces Promotion Of Scott Meskin To President

Jan. 17, 2020

Washington DC, January 17th 2020 - Vagabond, a leading technology provider to the convenience services space, is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Meskin, NAMA 2016 Operator of the Year, to President. As a member of Vagabond’s executive team, Scott will report to Vagabond CEO, Michael Lovett. Scott assumes responsibility for guiding the technology direction of the Vagabond platform to match the ever changing needs of food service operators. In addition, he'll lead the implementation of technology solutions and technology-driven business processes in partnership with Vagabond members in their pursuit to build bigger, more profitable businesses. Scott will continue to combine his experiences as an operator and his nearly two years as Vagabond's VP of Business Development to ensure Vagabond’s solutions and technology deployments are aligned with the needs of forward-thinking conveniences services business owners looking to disrupt the industry.

Vagabond CEO, Michael Lovett, stated, “Scott has successfully made the transition from an entrepreneur that built and managed an expansive food and beverage operation into a thought leader that has facilitated and advised dozens of other business owners on how to strategically scale their operations using the technology solutions Vagabond provides so that they may be as successful as Scott was with his own business. Since joining the Vagabond team in 2018, Scott has demonstrated impressive problem solving abilities, inclusive leadership skills, and a steadfast desire to facilitate innovation in our ever-changing industry. We’re so happy to have Scott on our team and as a resource to our Members as they navigate the difficult process of adopting technology to improve their business.”

Scott joined the Vagabond team in March 2018 as VP of Business Development after 30+ years of building and managing his convenience services operation, Black Tie Services. Scott started his business in 1989 and built the organization from 1 machine to one that operated nearly 7,000 machines and over 100 micro markets as well as expansive office wholesaling services throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Named NAMA Operator of the Year in 2016, Scott sold Black Tie Services to Accent Food Services shortly thereafter, serving as Accent's President of the Mid Atlantic Region during the transition.

As VP of Business Development at Vagabond, Scott leveraged his perspective as a former operator to engage with existing and prospective Vagabond members to provide guidance on how to implement technology solutions and business processes to maximize profitability and growth. Scott’s ability to understand operators’ needs and match them with Vagabond's solutions, such as the Vagabond VMS, Insight telemetry network and vīv cashless and consumer engagement platform, allowed him to excel as VP of Business Development.

About Vagabond

Vagabond ( makes technology that enables commerce in workplace communities. Its operations, communications and payments technologies serve the convenience services industry -- businesses that provide vending, food service and related provisions to workplaces. Operators use Vagabond's ERP platform for inventory management, product merchandising, service scheduling, truck routing, and financial reconciliation. Vagabond’s IoT network delivers real-time business intelligence to operating teams in the field so they can maximize operating profits. Vagabond’s workplace payments application, called vīv, enables mobile pay at vending machines and convenience markets; order-ahead and delivery at cafeterias and restaurants; and the ordering and fulfillment of office, breakroom and janitorial supplies in the workplace. This comprehensive commerce platform allows Vagabond to provide data-driven services to consumer packaged goods companies enabling promotion of particular products to individuals in real-time depending on their buying habits. Vagabond powers the convenience services industry by maximizing sales through merchandising, minimizing cost through operational efficiency, establishing new revenue streams for operators, and providing consumers a convenient payment experience.


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