Managing Director, RedRidge Diligence Services
Mr. Mitchell currently co-heads RFG’s due diligence division. He has served as Chief Audit Executive for several major finance companies and banks. His teams performed intensive due diligence in Healthcare, Asset Based Lending, across many industry lines and Rediscount portfolios. Mr. Mitchell has thirty-one years in the banking, secured lending, and structured finance fields serving middle-market companies.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in accounting and history, Mr. Mitchell joined Chemical Bank as a Junior Auditor. Following an early stint, he joined Chase Manhattan and was a part of the Accelerated Credit Development Program. Mr. Mitchell was then recruited to a turnaround team at Fremont Financial, where he ran both the Audit Group and the Management Development Program. Upon the sale of Fremont Financial, Mr. Mitchell was promoted to Borrower Audit Manager at FINOVA and was selected to be part of a management team that liquidated $14 billion in assets over six years.
Scott Mitchell has taught the CFA field Examiners’ School for 25 years. He taught the Advanced Field Examiners’ School since its inception about 15 years ago. In addition, Mr. Mitchell has taught audit seminars for the Asset Based Finance Association in the UK for ten years. He also taught Fundamentals of Asset Based Lending at UCLA Extension. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and is a member of the Commercial Finance Association.