A Serial entrepreneur rises from the rubble
Scott Syphax is an unlikely person to garner a nickname like Dr. Doom. After all, the president and CEO of Sacramento-based Nehemiah Corp. of America is far too thoughtful and deliberate to be saddled with a sobriquet more in line with a snickering cartoon villain.
“That nickname was definitely a compliment,” says Carol Lee, president and CEO of the California Medical Association Foundation. Syphax, 47, earned the nickname years ago for his ability to kill unfavorable legislation as a CMA lobbyist, usually in the face of heated resistance from some of the Capitol’s most powerful players. (continue reading)