Scott attended The University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business
Driver of growth and significant shareholder value creation in both operating (President) and financial (CFO) public company leadership roles. Key contributor in the strategy and growth of a $26 b energy company (Emera). Lead role in the strategy and execution of the US$10.4b pending acquisition of Teco Energy - one of Canada's largest cross border M&A transactions, and including a $2.1b contingent equity financing - the 7th largest bought deal equity financing in Canadian history. Drove robust growth and profit improvement within a mature, cyclical, highly competitive and capital intensive industry; leading an insolvent $63 million Ontario based road building company (Armbro) into a dominant $2.8 billion multi-divisional national contractor (Aecon). Led and participated in both organic and acquisition based growth programs, including 15 successful acquisitions and related integration efforts, of both large and small size, including three public company acquisitions (including one 'hostile' transaction). . Built credibility centered relationships with capital markets and institutional investors. Built balance sheet strength and capital market interest from the ground up (Armbro/Aecon), and stepped into and materially enhanced the well established capital market following of a large cap issuer (Emera). Successfully executed on dozens of capital market financings, including numerous successful raises of each of; common equity, rate reset and fixed rate preferred equity, convertible debentures, private and public bond financings.Shaping corporate culture, delivering results through people; championing team based and employee focused cultures in all my activities. Notably, initiated and led Aecon’s now consistent recognition as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers.