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Alexander Hutton is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time Managing Director Scott Hardman as Chairman of the Seattle-based M&A firm.


Commenting on his new role, Scott said, “After almost 3 decades at Alexander Hutton, I am thrilled and grateful to take on this new role which allows me to stay active with our team as we serve clients.”


Scott has over 40 years of experience in private company financial transactions; 28 of those years have been spent at Alexander Hutton. Alexander Hutton has grown significantly over the past few years, with an increase in deal flow and the addition of new team members. Reflecting on these changes, Scott added, “While I am very grateful for our recent growth, I am even more pleased that our founding values of serving clients with character, competence and care are wonderfully embodied in our growing multigenerational and diverse team.”


Commenting on the recent elevation, Managing Director James Thompson added, “Scott is one of the region’s most seasoned M&A minds and we are fortunate to have him continue to advise our clients in this new role. His depth of character has been a key driver of our culture and I’m pleased that he will continue to carry that torch.”


Before joining Alexander Hutton, Scott established the international division of a financial consulting firm, where he consulted with banks and businesses across the United States and in 28 countries on questions related to finance, valuation and management.


From 1989 to 1994, he was an owner, Chairman and CEO of a Seattle-based diversified manufacturing company serving the aerospace and marine industries. While there, he conducted multiple acquisitions, divestitures, and private placements. Scott, a third-generation resident of Seattle, has several graduate degrees, including an MBA from the University of Washington. He has served on numerous corporate, charitable and institutional boards of directors, including UW Medical Center – Northwest Hospital, of which he is the former chair.

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About Alexander Hutton

With 220+ completed transactions, Alexander Hutton is a highly established middle-market investment banking firm with deep relationships in the Northwest. Since 1986, Alexander Hutton has advised its clients with the skill of seasoned investment bankers and the empathy and understanding of former business operators. The firm’s clients are in a variety of industries that reflect the Northwest’s worldwide expertise in manufacturing, technology, services, healthcare, & logistics. Alexander Hutton is a very proud member of the Northwest region and puts great value in its local connections and nurturing of its community from all levels of the firm.