Scott Muckleroy, Finance Expert in Austin, TX, United States
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Scott Muckleroy

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 20, 2020

Scott has over a decade of experience in finance, including as a vice president of investment banking, where he advised clients in the financial services sector on both M&A and capital raising. His experience also includes corporate strategy, corporate development, and FP&A. He holds an MBA with honors from Rice University. He enjoys offering clients the benefit of his experience and an outside perspective on financial situations of all kinds.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Vice President

2018 - 2019
  • Led strategic projects with internal business clients across digital retail, markets, and operations.
  • Worked with the senior leader of a new market business to develop a plan for business expansion, which was ultimately approved by the CEO.
Focus areas: Strategic Planning & Execution

Vice President

2013 - 2018
  • Focused on financial services clients, primarily in the US.
  • Served as an IPO advisor for a fintech-focused bank, including drafting S-1 and preparing investor roadshow materials.
  • Prepared all necessary marketing materials, overseeing the company financial model, executing management presentations, and liaising with bidders and company management as a sell-side advisor to a technology-enabled lending platform,.
  • Served as a buy-side advisor to State Bank Financial on their acquisition of AloStar Bank of Commerce, including financial modeling and investor messaging. I also presented a fairness opinion to the client's board of directors.
  • Oversaw the financial model, drafting marketing materials and management presentations and working directly with senior management to drive the due diligence process as the sell-side advisor to Walmart on the sale of their Canadian credit card business to Centerbrdige Partners. Worked closely with international client teams across credit, marketing, corporate development, legal, and finance.
  • Presented the deal to the client's board of directors as a buy-side advisor to Synovus Financial on their acquisition of Entaire Global Companies, including modeling a tailored earn-out agreement to limit our client's downside risk, and working with lawyers to ensure it was properly documented in the merger agreement.
  • Managed a demanding, fast-paced diligence process with numerous external bidders and internal stakeholders as a sell-side advisor to Barclays on their sale of Barclays Wealth Americas to Stifel Financial, including working with an extensive international team across London and New York to move the deal through various level of vetting and approval.
  • Acted as the buy-side advisor to Community & Southern Bank on their acquisition of a deposit franchise from Certus Bank, including financial modeling a bank acquisition of a deposit franchise from a failing institution.
  • Oversaw financial model and prepared board materials in support of the deal as a buy-side advisor to a global asset manager on a $2.5 billion acquisition, including working with an international client and internal team (based in Paris), as well as a London-based buyer.
  • Earned a promotion to Vice President and appointed analyst staffer (a leadership position).
Focus areas: Financial Advisory, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Associate Director

2010 - 2011
  • Served as business analyst to senior management team (Director and COO of ~5,000-person division).
  • Worked with senior leaders to implement strategic initiatives (e.g., cost focus, business plan development, etc.).
Focus areas: Wealth Management

Associate Director

2006 - 2010
  • Managed and developed a team of two junior associates.
  • Presided over FP&A projects and monthly deliverables to ensure quality and accuracy, including rolling out over 300 tailed financial reports monthly to branch and regional management teams.
  • Worked with internal strategy and M&A team on the sale of UBS branches to Stifel Financial, including preparing detailed data in support of the diligence process.
  • Designed and improved management reporting, including adding significant automation that multiplied effectiveness.
  • Earned an associate director promotion, appointed a team leader, and appointed to the UBS Key Talent Pool (includes 5% of employees and recognizes both performance and potential).
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
2011 - 2013

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance

Rice University - Houston, TX

2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX


Valuation, M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), M&A Modeling, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Financial Accounting, Capital Structuring, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), M&A Earn-out Agreements, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Financial Advisory, DCF Valuation, Forecasting, Accounting

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Data & Analysis Software

Thomson Reuters

Industry Expertise

Financial Services, Asset Management


Investment Banking, Board Presentations, Investor Presentations, Client Presentations, NPV Calculation, SNL Financial, Statistical Analysis, Markets, Economic Analysis, Strategy, Deal Structuring, Strategic Planning & Execution, DCF Modeling, Presentation Design, Executive Presentations, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Reporting, Legal Documentation, Sales Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Negotiation

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