Scott Eisenberg - Amherst Partners
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Scott Eisenberg

Partner

Services

• Restructuring advisory services for middle-market companies

• Strategic planning, merger and acquisition advisory, financing, valuation and litigation support

• Chief Restructuring Officer services

About Scott

For Scott Eisenberg, the guiding principle behind the firm he co-founded more than 20 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 rather than reporting on them after the fact.

In his career, he has worked on over 75 investment banking transactions with middle-market sized companies and has advised over 200 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 served as a manager the National Office Corporate Finance Group at Deloitte & Touche from 1983 – 1991, and was responsible for providing merger and acquisition, financing assistance and valuation services for middle market clients. Before 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.

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 four years, 100% 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.

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.

Professional Organizations

  • President of the Detroit Chapter of the Private Directors Association
  • Executive Committee global board member and VP of Chapter Relations of the Turnaround Management Association and Past President of the Detroit Chapter
  • Board member of Yoga Moves MS, a not-for-profit organization founded by his spouse
  • Past member of the International board and Past President of the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Co-Chaired the annual M&A conference.
  • Immediate Past Chairman of IMAP and board member, a global M&A partnership.
  • Past Board member of Cong. Shaarey Zedek and member of Endowment Committee
  • Past board member and Treasurer of Hillel Day School
  • Past President and board member of the Detroit Chapter of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organization (YEO)
  • Past President of the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Member of the Federation’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors and Investment Committee and past Chair of the Finance Committee, which oversees $500 million in assets
  • Past Treasurer and Board member of Jewish Vocational Services
  • Past President of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Michigan
  • Past Chairman of the Merger & Acquisition Task Force and the Automotive Supplier Committees of the Michigan Association of CPA’s
  • Past President of the Southeastern Michigan Venture Group

Education

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance – Indiana University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – University of Illinois

Fun Facts

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 40 shows if you include remnants of the Dead and cover bands and I only regret it’s not 50 or 60. You can’t explain to someone who hasn’t gone that there’s nothing like a ‘Dead show.”

 

What other profession would you like to try?

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.