Miguel Pulido Testimonial
Mayor of Santa Ana, California from 1994 - 2020
San Francisco, California
I had the pleasure to work with Scott Yahraus for over four and a half years on a receivership case where I was the plaintiff in a shareholder dispute case. During my tenure with Scott I can honestly say he provided to both parties and the business a laser-focus on protecting the business, leadership in structuring and advocating for settlement and a steadfast commitment to fairness and integrity. Scott’s top priority was to protect the underlying asset: the business at the heart of the dispute. After carefully weighing all options for day-to-day operations, Scott put in place an equitable and effective management solution for the parties which allowed me to lead the day-to-day operations of the enterprise with my vision in place while supporting me with additional business resources. By bringing his background across various industries and cases to our case, Scott consistently added value to the business by resolving operational issues and identifying future growth areas. During Scott’s involvement, our adjusted revenues and earnings increased by nearly 2x. With the business protected and growing, Scott promoted and encouraged the parties to collaborate, cooperate, mediate and settle. First he ensured the business produced professional and reliable financial reviews/audits, tax and valuation reports to provide transparency and confidence to the shareholders. Every month Scott met with both parties to keep all parties informed of recent developments, build trust and lay the groundwork for long-term agreement. While providing ongoing dialogue between the parties, Scott also attended and guided three separate settlement conferences which ultimately allowed the parties to come to a mutually beneficial settlement. Throughout the 4-1/2 years working with Scott, the most significant attribute that Scott brought to us was his integrity which infused our situation with objectivity, transparency, fairness and most critically trust. In our people business, I always trusted that Scott would make recommendations and decisions with the utmost integrity and fairness which provided the right, positive environment for the business to flourish and for settlement to be reached expeditiously. It is a pleasure to work with Scott and I confidently recommend him for your business, operations, case or business dispute. If you are currently evaluating Scott for your business, I would be happy to provide a reference or to further discuss my experience working with Scott.
Pam Donner Testimonial
C-Suite Executive of numerous cannabis ventures and court appointed receiver in 480 cases. Scottsdale, Arizona
Jeffrey A. Gould CCIM, CPM, LEED AP
Los Angeles, California
I recently had the pleasure of working for Scott Yahraus who was appointed chairman of the board for a multi-generational family-owned industrial business that also owned their underlying real estate. Scott hired my company Lineage Asset Advisors to specifically advise on strategies to maximize value related to the 80,000 SF industrial real estate portfolio. From the start, this was a challenging project with many moving pieces including complex ownership dynamics, a business in transition, an industrial real estate sale with potential environmental issues, and rapidly deteriorating market conditions. Throughout the project Scott expertly lead the board, the business, and the team of advisors through a strategic decision-making process that resulted in maximum value for ownership. Scott was decisive in quickly diagnosing and solving problems that arose with the business and the real estate, and he was very effective in gaining strategic alignment amongst the stakeholders when faced with difficult decisions. Scott’s leadership skills shined through in his ability to stay calm under tight time pressures and deadlines and keep everyone aligned towards a common goal. I would highly recommend Scott as an outsourced CEO and advisor to businesses that are in transition or in need of a deeper level of leadership to guide the ship. I am looking forward to working with Scott on future endeavors.
Ms. Shoushan Movesian, NCG, CLPF
I worked with Scott for a period of a year (2022-2023), in my fiduciary capacity as trustee of a trust that held majority interest in a manufacturing company. He oversaw the management, operation and sale of the company. His expert assessment of the process and timeline of completing the project were right on target. Scott‘s approach was consistently diligent, efficient and transparent. In addition, he was able to bring calm and reason in a case that was highly tense and included extensive legal issues. It was a pleasure to work with Scott."