Scott R. Warren
Scott Warren is a co-founder and director of Warren Whitney and a senior member of the management teams of a select number of the firm’s clients. Working primarily with clients requiring senior level business, financial management, or systems expertise, he brings over 20 years of experience in helping organizations manage change.
Scott generally serves Warren Whitney’s clients in the role of CFO or assistant to the president. As CFO, he is responsible for banking relations, financial systems, and general management decisions made for the company. As assistant to the president, his responsibilities include working with the management team to define and implement corporate strategies.
The work Scott has done with one of his clients illustrates the scope of his roles. When he started working with the company, he implemented a job cost accounting system and worked with the managers to help them understand the effect that their project management efforts had on the profitability of each job and, ultimately, on the profits of the company.
Scott has helped the same company more than double in size in two years. In addition to natural growth, the company has acquired other companies and has started a subsidiary. Scott was responsible for the financial analysis of these strategic business decisions and for working with the company’s attorney, tax advisor, and banker to complete the transactions. He then worked to integrate the new entities into the culture and systems of the company.
Scott has been instrumental in redesigning and upgrading many clients’ information systems. He was involved in defining, acquiring, developing, and installing systems ranging in scope from general accounting applications to sophisticated cost accounting, CAM, and management information systems. He helps clients define and implement systems that meet their management needs, not just their data needs, and he has the ability to train an organization’s personnel and explain the processes to them in a way they can understand.
Prior to forming Warren Whitney, Scott was the partner in charge of the Virginia consulting department for McGladrey & Pullen, a national accounting and consulting firm. He expanded the concentration of his regional consulting department from primarily data processing consulting to include strategic planning, financial management, marketing, human resources, telecommunications, and disaster recovery planning. The expansion tripled the size of the practice and broadened the service area to include the Shenandoah Valley, Tidewater, and Northern Virginia. As partner in charge of practice development for the Richmond office, Scott was responsible for marketing all the services offered by McGladrey & Pullen, including audit and tax, and for coordinating the use of regional and national consulting services.
Scott has worked in many different industries, including construction, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, real estate, not-for-profit, and healthcare. He consistently uses his broad range of experience to develop creative ideas and solutions for his clients.
Education and Professional Associations:
Scott earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Business from the University of Delaware. He holds a CPA Certificate in Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Richmond History Center, and Willow Oaks Country Club, and is a past president of the Bull & Bear Club. Scott is also active in the Association for Corporate Growth.