Scott resumed working with several of his former Morgan Stanley colleagues when he joined XMS as a Managing Director in April 2017. Immediately prior to that time, Scott served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development at Hillenbrand, Inc., a global diversified industrial company based in Indiana. During his tenure at Hillenbrand (first as its outside investment banker and then as a member of management), Scott built a highly successful buy side capability that resulted in Hillenbrand investing over $1.5 billion in the first five acquisitions in its corporate history.
In addition to his corporate development experience, Scott spent 30 years as a senior investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Bankers Trust and Ernst & Young, as well as at two smaller firms focused on serving private equity and mid-size public and private companies. During that time, Scott advised on more than 250 transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, fairness opinions, going private transactions and various types of public and private financing transactions. Scott also has extensive experience with IPOs including those involving Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
While living in Chicago, Scott served as as a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Scott holds a BA degree in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA degree from The University of Booth Chicago Graduate School of Business.