For Scott Eisenberg, the guiding principle behind the firm he co-founded more than 25 years ago is helping people. The early days of his career as an advisor in Deloitte’s capital markets group gave him a solid foundation in the tools it takes to help businesses thrive and grow. But while he could have stayed in that role and advanced at that firm, he learned quickly that he was far more personally energized by transaction-based work and helping his clients navigate real-life events in real time, as they unfolded.
In his career, he has worked on over 75 investment banking transactions with middle-market sized companies and has advised over 300 such companies in regards to their operations, business plans, projections and other financial matters and has advised numerous companies and their respective management teams in regards to restructurings, strategic plans, and exit strategies for lenders and investors in connection with the restructuring advisory services offered by Amherst Partners.
Prior to founding the firm, Scott held a variety of roles at Deloitte & Touche from 1983 to 1991, starting out in audit services from middle-market business and, for his final two years, serving as a manager the National Office Corporate Finance Group where he was responsible for providing merger and acquisition, financing assistance and valuation services for middle market clients. After that, Scott was vice president of Onset BIDCO, Inc. (“Onset”), a subordinated debt investment company from 1991 to 1993, where he was part of the management team that built a large and successful portfolio consisting of over 20 investments in small and medium sized companies.
Every client has different circumstances, different goals, different strengths, and different obstacles so it stands to reason that all of our solutions will be unique, as well. We’ve built our firm around this concept to ensure our team has the industry experience and functional expertise to deliver on this promise.
Scott believes that a big differentiator between Amherst and other advisory firms is our emphasis on independence and client benefit. The right solution may not always be the easy solution but this commitment to doing what is right for our clients shows in the firm’s results. Over the past six years, more than 95% of Amherst Partner’s sell-side engagements have closed. On the restructuring front, Amherst has a well-earned reputation as a tenacious and resourceful advisor that is committed to helping clients find the best solutions for their unique challenges.
Outside of the office, Scott is a dedicated yoga practitioner and appreciates the balance and perspective that discipline has brought to his life, engaging and unifying the mind, body, and spirit.
Plays tennis with his daughter every Monday night
Loves music and takes drumming lessons
“I’m comfortable enough to say I’m a Deadhead. I’ve probably seen 50 shows if you include remnants of the Dead and cover bands. It’s the space between the notes that speaks to me.”
I taught my way through graduate school and also taught national training seminars for Deloitte so education is definitely something I have an interest in. And I’ve discovered in my long practice of yoga that there are a lot of people out there who could use some help in mastering the techniques and forms, so it’s crossed my mind that there might be a second career someday at the intersection of those two passions.
Restructuring advisory services for middle-market companies
Strategic planning, merger and acquisition advisory, financing, valuation and litigation support
Chief Restructuring Officer services
M.B.A., Accounting & Finance, Indiana University
B.A., Accounting, University of Illinois