- Managing Director
- T: +1 312 252 9386
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Due Diligence
- Lender Advisory
- Transaction Advisory
Scott Scharlau is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He is a member of the Lender Services and Transaction Services practices. Mr. Scharlau has assisted buyers, private equity investors, municipalities and lending institutions in more than 200 transactions, ranging in size from $5 million to more than $1.5 billion.
Mr. Scharlau has extensive experience assisting buyers in evaluating acquisition opportunities, including the analysis of historical and forecasted operating results and quality of earnings assessments. Mr. Scharlau led a team that assisted a large municipality in devising short- to medium-term financial strategies related to future debt issuances. Mr. Scharlau also has significant experience in cash flow, securitization and asset-based lending transactions. He assesses advance rates and recovery/valuation characteristics of various assets, analyzing the historical performance of the collateralized assets and providing operational assessments. Mr. Scharlau also assists lenders with the pre-petition, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) and post-petition financial reporting of a large aluminum manufacturer.
Mr. Scharlau has worked both domestically and internationally across a variety of industries, including automotive, internet service providers, third party IT outsourcing, human resource outsourcing, retail, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and energy.
A representative list of Mr. Scharlau’s clients includes Deutsche Bank Securities, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, BMO Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada, UniCredit Bank, Silver Point Finance, Cerberus Capital Management and the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Scharlau was a Senior in the Assurance and Advisory Services practice of Deloitte & Touche, where he performed attest services, including Sarbanes-Oxley implementations at multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Scharlau holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He received the Excel Award of the Illinois CPA Society for scoring among the top 120 candidates nationally for the May 2001 CPA exam.