Scott Avila has more than 25 years of management and consulting experience advising financially and operationally distressed companies through complex organizational change. Throughout his career, Scott has successfully led over 150 large scale restructurings, both out-of-court and during Chapter 11 proceedings, helping clients across a wide variety of industries improve their operating performance.


He has assumed numerous interim senior executive positions including, CEO, CRO, COO, and CFO and has successfully advised clients on improving operations, growing revenue, driving EBITDA and enhancing working capital. Scott excels in working alongside management teams, creditors, creditors’ committees and board of directors, to develop and execute detailed performance improvement strategies that add value for the benefit of both the client and their stakeholders.


Prior to co-founding Paladin, Scott was Chief Executive Officer of Armory Strategic Partners, the consulting division of Armory Group. Before that, he was Principal in Deloitte’s Corporate Restructuring Group and Managing Partner at CRG Partners Group prior to the sale of CRG to Deloitte in 2012. Scott is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, and frequently speaks and writes on topics related to turnaround management and corporate renewal.

B.B.A. California State University, Hayward​

MBA University of Southern California


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