Scott began his financial services career in 2006 as an independent financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services. He then co-founded Alliance Investment Planning Group in December 2007 along with 3 partners. Alliance Investment Planning Group is based in Carbondale, IL and is affiliated with LPL Financial Services. At Alliance, Scott specialized in providing investment strategies, retirement planning, and insurance services. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM in 2011, enabling him to offer a broader array of services spanning investments, insurance, retirement planning, estate planning, and tax mitigation strategies. In April 2017, Scott joined WWM Financial as a wealth advisor and CFP®. At WWM, he specializes in financial planning and investment strategies for business owners, company executives, professionals, and high net worth individuals and families.
Prior to entering the financial services industry, Scott had a 22-year career as a systems engineer and business/management specialist in the satellite communications and services industry. His tenure spanned HUGHES Electronics, Ball Aerospace, DIRECTV, and XM Satellite Radio where he provided business development, technology consulting, advanced products development, and marketing following an initial stent as a communications systems engineer. His degrees include Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.
Scott likes to stay active by volunteering and giving back to his community. He’s served as president of both the local Kiwanis Club and Public Broadcasting Board while in Carbondale, and is currently an active member of The Rotary Club of Carlsbad, the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. He is also passionate about helping to end financial illiteracy, and volunteers with the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) to conduct educational workshops and provide pro bono services. Scott is a lifetime runner, avid reader, dog lover, devoted husband and father, craft beer enthusiast, music lover, and space junkie. He has been married for 34 years and has 2 adult children, Kyle and Megan. He and his wife Kay live in North County San Diego with their golden retriever Biscuit.