Scott D. Yates is experienced in dealing with companies in bankruptcy (Chapter 11 and Chapter 7) and has successfully managed and sold companies under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also serves as a court-appointed receiver and Assignee in general Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors.
With 25 years of management and consulting business experience, Mr. Yates has advised management teams, boards of directors, secured lenders, and other creditor groups in a variety of ways, ranging from advisor to interim management to line management in many industry sectors, including: nuclear energy, biomass energy, food manufacturing, receivables management, e-commerce, industrial distribution, electronic contract manufacturing, sporting goods manufacturing, pet products manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, home building products manufacturing, automotive supply chain, and management consulting.
He has deep domain experience in supply chain management through his experience as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney and with the startup SupplierMarket.com that was sold to Ariba.
Prior to joining GGG Partners, Mr. Yates partnered with several private equity firms to acquire and run middle market companies with customers ranging from Wal-Mart to Georgia Pacific. During his time in line management at larger companies, he worked with customers such as Dell, IBM, Citicorp and Best Buy. As a management consultant, Mr. Yates worked with companies in North America, South America and Europe, including General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Waste Management and United Technologies.
Mr. Yates spent five years as an officer in the United States Navy, proudly serving as part of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Mr. Yates lives in Atlanta with his wife Elizabeth and three children, Margaux, Dorsey and Sam. He is a Founding Board Member of Atlanta Classical Academy, a charter school in the Atlanta Public School district. He is a Board member of several private companies. He is an active member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church and coaches various sports teams with the Northside Youth Organization.
Mr. Yates received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He received a Masters of Engineering degree in industrial engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition, Mr. Yates received an equivalent master’s degree in nuclear engineering from training during his tenure in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
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