Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society (Member, and Former Chair, of Audit & Assurance Services Commitee)
Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists
SIFMA (including the SIFMA Internal Auditors Society)
CFA Institute (including local Chicago chapter)
Special Olympics Illinois
Master of Accountancy, Miami University (OH)
Bachelor of Science (Accounting and Finance), Miami University (OH)
Scott is the partner in charge of our Chicago office, and leads our national financial statement audit, tax, cyber security, vendor due diligence, and AML consulting practices. Prior to joining Ashland Partners, Scott managed a variety of audit and advisory services with Crowe LLP, after working as an accountant at a national factoring firm. Scott’s experiences include external/internal audits and consultations for traditional and alternative investment funds and advisors, trusts, 529 Plans, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, specialty lenders/servicers, and performing M&A valuations and due-diligence consulting. Scott is experienced in SEC, SOx 404, FINRA, FDICIA, HUD, and IRS reporting and was recognized by the NAPAP in 2015 as a Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Star in Illinois, a 2020 National Top 100 in Finance, and recipient of the 2020 ILCPAS’ Distinguished Service Award. Scott also serves on the Vestry at St. Mark’s Church in Geneva, IL.
Scott enjoys spending time outside with friends and family, especially Up North in Michigan with his wife and 3 kids. Scott is an active fan of hockey, golf, football, and the Bible.