Chief Executive Officer
Scorpion is the result of Rustin's vision. Its continued success is
the result of his passion. From the beginning, Rustin's dedication
and leadership have provided the driving force behind Scorpion and the
foundation for its unprecedented growth.
The company's most recent accomplishment: making it on the Inc. 5000
list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States for the sixth
year in a row. On the 2016 list, Scorpion ranked at #1402 for achieving
272% growth in annual revenue over a three-year period. This marks a six-year
streak of Scorpion being nationally recognized for its rapid growth.
Never satisfied with the status quo, Rustin constantly pushes Scorpion
to excel while venturing into new arenas that will extend its impact on
the marketplace. He has created a team-oriented environment where the
employees are passionate about what they do, work cohesively with one
another, and thrive under the challenges of building and maintaining a
successful business in today's economic climate. Under Rustin's
guidance, Scorpion continues to grow and broaden the number of services
it offers each year.
Over the years, Rustin has worked closely with some of the brightest and
most creative minds in the internet technology sector. He has consulted
for multi-million dollar corporations in the healthcare, legal, and other
professional industries. In the late 90s, Rustin was intimately involved
in an SBC-funded venture (now part of AT&T) to build online scheduling
software for small to medium-sized businesses. Upon leaving this company,
Rustin founded Scorpion, forwarding his goal of creating aesthetic designs
and effective online marketing solutions.
"If there is one thing that I've done better than anything else in making
Scorpion what it is today, it would be bringing in people who share the
passion I do about caring for people, for our clients, and delivering
above and beyond their expectations. I strongly believe that I have the
best group of individuals working here. Collectively as a team, we rally
around providing the best support, hearing good testimonies from our clients
and knowing that we make a difference in their lives by doing our job
so well. It makes working so hard worth every second."
Rustin's Other Passion: Kretz Racing, LLC
Rustin's adventurous and optimistic spirit is well-matched to the sport
of horse racing. After a trip to the Kentucky Derby in May of 2010, Rustin
began contemplating the idea of owning a Thoroughbred. By the end of the
month, he had begun researching local trainers online, at which point
he came across Kristin Mulhall. Mulhall's philosophy and attitude
matched Rustin's, and she soon found a promising filly in Florida
named Westwood Pride. Westwood Pride's success opened the door to
an entirely new field and the establishment of Kretz Racing. Rustin tackled
this new and challenging arena with the same passion that has made Scorpion thrive.
You can read more about Westwood Pride and Kretz Racing by clicking on
the links provided below:
Community Involvement and Charity Work
Rustin has strong ties to the community and is involved in various charitable
activities. He makes regular contributions to charitable organizations
that work to keep kids off drugs, helps public school classrooms with
supplies, helps underprivileged children go to school, donates to wildlife
relief, and is an active supporter of CARMA (California Retirement Management
Account). CARMA is an organization that raises money to support retired
California racehorses. Rustin has also acted as a mentor for young adults,
using his own experience to help them in the pursuit of their goals.
Rustin is a lifelong Lakers, 49ers & USC Trojans fan.