Scott Bednas, CFA
Scott joined Pendo shortly after formation as co-founder and leads Pendo’s transaction opinion practice and serves on Pendo’s leadership team. Scott is a seasoned finance professional with substantial operations and technology industry experience. Most recently, Scott was a senior professional in the investment banking practice of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, private business valuations, and portfolio valuations. Scott advised corporate boards and c-level executives at organizations ranging in size from middle-market private companies to Fortune 500 publicly traded companies. Scott also advised the general partners of private equity firms and hedge funds regarding both transactions and portfolio valuation.
Scott began his career in the technology industry, acquiring ten years of operating experience as a Software Engineer, Product Architect and Project Manager. From 1998 to 2003, Scott was with Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) in Detroit. As a Project Manager, Scott managed the financial, operational, and human resource aspects of multiple projects for clients in the automotive, retail, and healthcare industries. From 1994 to 1998, Scott was at New World Systems where he developed and implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for the public safety and public administration departments of municipal governments.
Scott holds an M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he graduated with high distinction and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Scott also holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Scott is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Scott is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth. Scott earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.