“It’s fun and rewarding to be part of a team that strives to leverage information to provide strategic advice to the market in order to help organizations and individuals reach their dreams. Our goal is for others to say ‘Wow’ and to benefit from our network for life.”
Scott is a Manager with PKF Advisory. With over seven years of public accounting experience, Scott has gained in-depth business and accounting knowledge by performing audits for clients in a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit entities. Scott committed early in his career to gain exposure to PKF Advisory’s diverse clientele, and the many financial services provided.
When the COVID-19 legislation was drafted, including the CARES Act, he consulted small businesses on the various provisions, including the Paycheck Protection Program loans. Scott consulted clients in distressed situations where he helped over 100 organizations obtain capital, increase cash flows by managing net working capital, save millions through cost reduction strategies, and help decide between strategic alternatives in order to return to profitability. With many companies needing help to get back on track to profitability, Scott became a Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) and an active member of the Turnaround Management Association.
Since 2020, Scott applied his Turnaround skills to restructure a $1 billion publicly traded organization to realize over $10 million in savings and bring a fast-growing Start-up through an Initial Public Offering. Enjoying challenges, he has also focused on public companies including, financial reporting, controls, performance improvement and strategy.
Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
- Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Member, Strategy Academy Graduate
- RUSH Associates Board, Member
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA), NextGen Co-Chair
- Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
- Certified Turnaround Analyst
- B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign