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Wes Scott, CIRA


Wes Scott, CIRA, is a Director in the firm’s Consulting Practice. Wes’ primary role is leading the practice’s Lender Advisory Services group. In this role, Wes focuses on developing and building both new and existing client relationships through various engagements that assist lenders with strategic decision-making. As a former asset-based lender, Wes has a unique perspective to provide advice to the firm’s banking clients.

Wes has over 18 years of experience serving clients as both a lender and consultant focusing on restructuring and bankruptcy for debtors, lenders and unsecured creditors. Prior to joining Moore Colson, Wes spent 6 years as a senior portfolio manager at Cadence Business Finance, a division of Cadence Bank, where he managed a $150 million asset-based loan portfolio with a combination of performing, watch-list and workout accounts. In this role, Wes managed the entire loan life-cycle, including structuring, negotiating and closing the initial transaction, preparing modifications, and working out the transaction when necessary. In addition to Cadence Bank, Wes’ banking experience includes 2 years at GE Capital, where he completed their Risk Management Leadership Program. While at GE, Wes focused on managing a portfolio of senior secured bank loans, underwriting new portfolio additions, and assisting the workout team with troubled loans and mitigating losses with loans in default.

Wes previously served as Director at Hays Financial Consulting where he analyzed financial operations of distressed businesses to provide recommendations for turnaround strategies and maintained value in underperforming businesses in bankruptcy or receivership. Prior to this position, Wes worked in Deloitte’s Restructuring Services Group for 6 years, where he progressed from associate to manager. During this time, Wes advised financial institutions on distressed loans and improved working-capital management for banks, unsecured creditors and debtor clients experiencing financial distress. Wes also worked with federal agencies such as the FDIC in analyzing failing financial institutions and the PBGC in maximizing recovery of unfunded pension liabilities for defined benefit pension plans.

In 2013, Wes received his Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) from the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.


  • University of South Carolina (Master of Business Administration, Finance and International Business)
  • University of Georgia (Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and International Business)

professional affiliations

  • Secured Finance Network, Atlanta Chapter (SFNet) — Board of Directors
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Wes Scott
Consulting Director
Wes ScottConsulting Director