Scott C. Borchetta (born July 3, 1962) is an American record executive and entrepreneur, best known for founding Big Machine Records and for discovering singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. He started the label in 2005 with 13 employees, as its president/CEO and today it encompasses four imprints: Big Machine Records, BMLG Records, The Valory Music Co. and Nash Icon Records. In 2015, he became the new in-house mentor on American Idol for the program's 14th and 15th seasons.
Before Big Machine, Borchetta was a race car driver and executive at the Nashville divisions of DreamWorks Records and MCA Records as well as MTM Records.
Scott found Taylor when she performed at The Bluebird Cafe in 2004. At the time when he asked Taylor to join his record label, he had not yet made the label official yet. He asked for Taylor to trust him, and she did, which turned out to be a good choice.