Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Scott brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience to the team and is focused on driving the company’s treasury management and financial reporting. Scott has held senior level finance positions with publicly traded, private equity and start-up organizations during periods of robust growth. Most recently, as CFO of Burton Rand Associates, the company was awarded a large Department of Defense contract and expanded its credit facilities.
As an independent financial consultant, Scott contracted with public defense contractors and private investor groups to design and manage corporate budget and operational forecast teams, acquisition scenarios and tax services. He served as Director of Financial Reporting at RLJ Development, one of the nation’s largest private equity hotel investment firms prior to their IPO. During his tenure, RLJ launched three closed-end private equity funds, received cumulative equity commitments of $2.7 billion, and purchased 140 hotels. Scott designed RLJ’s original treasury controls, financial and tax reporting systems and procedures, and partner capital administration.
He was also the original Corporate Controller of what today is Interstate Hotels & Resorts, joining the early EquiStar / CapStar equity group before its public debut, serving during its IPO, then merging into a public REIT. He managed the corporate and investor fund accounting and worked with over 100 controllers, vice presidents and the highest executive levels.
Scott is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive. Scott received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.