San Diego-based Heritage Global Partners Inc., an asset advisory and auction services firm and a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc. (OTCQB: HGBL), announced that Scott West has been named chief financial officer, effective immediately.
West will be responsible for all of the company’s financial and treasury functions, including financial reporting, bank relationships, conducting internal and industry analysis to support the company’s goals for growth, investor relations and M&A activity.
West brings 25 years of multinational financial and business management experience to his new role at HGP. He began his financial accounting and business management career in 1991 at Ernst & Young LLP. From 2001 to 2014, he held senior and executive financial and business management positions at various public and private equity funded technology companies, including international and Fortune 500 companies. West has extensive experience managing financial, technical, M&A, and international accounting teams and has deep knowledge of SEC financial reporting, SOX compliance and international accounting matters.
“Scott brings a strong background and expertise in domestic and international financial reporting, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions to the CFO position at Heritage Global Partners,” said Kirk Dove, managing partner of Heritage Global Inc. “We are confident that his experience and knowledge will prove valuable to Heritage as we continue to expand our new business auction and advisory services pipeline and build our global organization.”
West earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Arizona State University and has been a certified public accountant since 1993.