Scott Kauffman is part of the founding team and joined Motive Partners in 2018, where he is a Founding Partner co-leading the Motive Investment Team based out of the New York office. At Motive, Scott focuses on strategy, investment thesis, deal origination, execution and value creation for Motive Partners and its portfolio companies. Scott is a member of the board of directors of LPA and InvestCloud, previously serving on the board of both Finantix and Tegra118, which rolled into InvestCloud at the time of acquisition. Scott is also a director and co-chairman of the board at Wilshire.

Prior to joining Motive Partners, Scott was a partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners responsible for investments in the financial services and business services sector, where he led control and minority investments totaling over $1 billion in equity. Scott was a member of the board of directors of CCC Information Services, Varagon Capital, EPIC Insurance Brokers, Capital Bank, SWS Group, Inc., Triplus Services and OHAA.

Prior to Oak Hill, Scott was a managing director and co-COO of the Americas Financial Institutions Bank Group within the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc’s Investment Banking Division, where he provided strategic advice and transaction execution to public and private companies, board of directors and executive management in connection with domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs and divestitures, as well as equity, hybrid and debt financing alternatives, in each case, across all sectors of financial services. Scott was a member of Goldman’s Merger Leadership Group and was on the internal Initial Public Offering Team.

Scott earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant College and is a chartered financial analyst.


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