Stock & Option Solutions - Meet the Team

Stock & Option Solutions has assembled a team rich in equity compensation experience and industry expertise. Our management team has a successful track record in developing, implementing and administering stock plan solutions for some of the biggest companies in the United States. In turn, we have become the largest consulting firm dedicated to equity compensation in the United States. Our success would not be possible without the dedication of these professionals.

Our Leaders

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Barrett Scott CEO

Barrett's Bio
Barrett Scott is one of the founders of Stock & Option Solutions and has been integral in developing the services and solutions for SOS clients since its inception in 1999. Prior to founding SOS, Barrett was an independent consultant in the equity administration field for two years and a Client Group Manager at AST StockPlan for four years. His experience with a wide range of equity benefit plans has given him the insight to develop cutting edge solutions for our clients' stock administration needs. Barrett continues to provide valuable knowledge of financial, tax, and legal requirements of equity compensation programs to SOS clients and their employees on a regular basis. He has been integral in developing SOS' key relationships with industry brokers, software providers, law firms, transfer agents, Big 4 accounting companies, investment bankers, and other consulting firms. Barrett is a member of major national equity compensation organizations, holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington.

Andrea Best VP of Client Experience

Andrea's Bio
Andrea has been a part of the SOS team since 2006, in which time it has become her passion to make a positive difference in the lives of those with whom she works and support team members and clients in solving challenges, overcoming obstacles, and achieving successes in the pursuit of their goals. In her role as Vice President of Client Experience, Andrea heads SOS’s sales team and is responsible for leading SOS’s future growth by ensuring SOS understands our clients’ priorities and delivers an optimum client experience. Prior to her leadership role on the sales side, as Managing Director of People Solutions, Andrea lead the SOS consulting team that handles the interim stock administration needs of hundreds of clients across the country. Before joining SOS, Andrea worked for Kelly Services in staffing and was an Instructor of English at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lynn University, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, and Ph.D. in Comparative Studies from Florida Atlantic University.

Dean Engelman VP of Operations

Dean's Bio
Dean joins Stock & Option Solutions in 2020 after a successful 20+ year career at Fidelity Investments spanning many leadership roles across brokerage and equity compensation. He balances deep technical knowledge with a profound ability in helping people continuously adapt in today’s disruptive, competitive environment. Dean loves new ideas and the energy they create within an organization. He’s a big fan of trying creative approaches, such as Agile, Lean and data analytics to achieve great results in the most employee-friendly, customer-focused manner. He loves engaging with the rest of the SOS team to deliver a world-class experience and a competitive edge for all of the customers who trust us with their plans.

Vanessa Harrison VP of Team Experience

Vanessa's Bio
Vanessa has been a member of the SOS Team since 2007.  As SOS’ Human Resources Business Partner, Vanessa taps into a knowledge of business operations and people practices to promote the company’s strategic goals, culture, mission and values.  Vanessa’s focus is developing and implementing creative programs, corporate policies and sustainable solutions to support growth while maintaining SOS’ team-focused culture.  In addition to serving in an HR capacity, on occasion Vanessa acts as project manager for the Professional Services team and co-manages the company’s year-end 6039 service offering.  What she loves the most, though, are the collaborative relationships she builds within the organization and the opportunity to serve employees helping drive the company’s success.


Career Opportunities
Stock & Option Solutions is the leading firm within the equity compensation market place and we are looking for self-motivated equity professionals to expand our team. We provide stock plan consulting, outsourcing, as well as temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

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