Scott is a highly experienced senior finance professional with 21 years as the CFO of five small to medium-sized businesses. The five firms included an advertising agency, a fully integrated healthcare PR agency, a speaker's bureau, and two PR/government relations firms. Scott helped a private equity-owned business make a rapid exit 30 days after being acquired by a firm trading on the London Stock Exchange. Beyond the private equity-owned business, Scott has a diverse background, including substantial operational experience. He has worked for seven privately owned and publicly traded companies, including American Airlines and IBM, at the start of his business career.
In 2020, Scott Chesson founded CFO4VETS, a fractional CFO consulting firm specializing in veteran-owned businesses. CFO4VETS offers a wealth of on-demand business finance wisdom and experience at a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. He specializes in empowering small businesses from $500K to $25M in revenues to expand revenue, profits, and value. Scott is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
At the beginning of his career, Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Math from the Naval Academy in 1984. After serving in the Navy for six years as a Surface Warfare Officer, Scott graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Master's degree. Scott previously completed a BSBA from Chapman University while still on active duty.