team member

Scott Palka, CPA, MBA, CFA

Consulting CFO / Member

Scott is a shareholder, a member of the Executive Team, and a Consulting CFO at PBO Advisory. He holds an MBA from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business, a BS, with honors, from the University of Illinois, and an AS in Chemical Technology from the College of Lake County. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Public Accountant. During his career, Scott has led financings from $1 million to $370 million, provided merger & divestiture analysis, deal structure and execution, led several major financial and operational system implementations, and put six sigma process improvements into action. He specializes in financial and operational leadership, mergers & acquisitions, raising capital, CFO/CEO mentoring, ERP design and implementation and public and emerging-growth companies and implementing highly leveraged infrastructures.

Scott is a no-nonsense businessman who tells it like it is. With years of experience and proven success, he knows how to take information and drive growth and stability for clients by identifying facts from assumptions. He’s well respected by his clients, peers and the PBO team as someone who gets things done. Scott and his wife Lisa have 4 kids and loves spending time with his family. He is an enthusiastic cyclist who rides for both fun and charity.