Scott Merchant is a VP of Origination with Cook M&A Advisory Services.
He is responsible for cultivating relationships with private equity, family office, and corporate clients to create meaningful connections, drive enterprise value, and secure mutually beneficial outcomes.
Prior to joining Cook M&A, Scott spent more than 25 years as a serial technologist and entrepreneur, leading SaaS and consumer platform businesses in the software, golf technology, gambling, and esports industries to successful exits. He has been involved in all stages of the business lifecycle from founder and fundraiser, to growth and strategic partnerships, to ultimate acquisition. His most recent role was as Chief Growth Officer of a golf SaaS enterprise where Scott led the sell-side brokerage process culminating in a Private Equity platform transaction.
Scott graduated from the University of Kansas and enjoys spending time with his four kids, coaching their youth sports teams, playing golf, listening to podcasts, and traveling with his wife.