Scott is a Founder and Managing Partner of CommonView Capital and has been a private equity investor, operating executive and M&A attorney for over 25 years. Scott has also been a Partner at Saw Mill Capital LLC, a middle market private equity firm, since 1998. Scott sits on the Board of Directors of NetShape Technologies (precision metal parts), and has served on the Board of Directors of Terra Renewal (environmental services), Clyde Bergemann (boiler cleaning equipment), and Jason Inc. (industrial growth conglomerate).
Prior to founding CommonView Capital and joining Saw Mill Capital, Scott was the Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fulcrum Direct, Inc., a $70 million private equity backed company which grew revenues by more than 700% during Scott’s involvement. Before joining Fulcrum, Scott was Vice President and Group Counsel for Sunbeam-Oster, where he was responsible for strategic acquisitions for Sunbeam's $700 million Household Products division, and Group Counsel. Scott began his career as a corporate attorney at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Paris, France, where he specialized in mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate restructurings in the United States, Europe and Russia.
Scott earned a JD in 1989 from the Boston University School of Law, and a BSBA in Finance & Accounting, with a minor in computer science, in 1986 from Washington University in St. Louis.
Scott is a member of the Alumni Board of Governors at Washington University, sits on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (New York), where he is Co-chair of the Private Equity Advisory Committee.
Scott is married and has three children. To “relax” Scott enjoys “extreme” skiing and world travel.