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Corporate Finance Team

Scott Gast

Senior Managing Director, Sponsor / South Region Head
Scott Gast

Scott manages the Corporate Finance Group’s South Region. His team is responsible for originating, underwriting and closing new transactions, as well as maintaining relationships with private equity clients in the Southern U.S. In addition, Scott is involved in the group’s strategic planning and broader marketing efforts.

Scott brings 23 years of middle market commercial finance experience to NXT Capital. He was most recently a Director with Merrill Lynch Capital, where he underwrote, originated and managed cash flow and asset-based transactions. Scott’s broad industry expertise includes experience in manufacturing and distribution, business services and recurring-monthly-revenue sectors. As part of Heller Financial’s Corporate Finance Group, Scott managed transactions in Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and Canada. His background also includes working as an audit senior for Ernst & Young.

Scott earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.