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Scott Hoffman


Scott is a growth-focused leader with a proven track record of private equity firm and portfolio company optimization. On a project, interim or permanent basis, Patina Solutions’ 25+ year business practitioners work with Scott to assist private equity organizations as they address a range of key business needs, including:

  • Due diligence expertise
  • Solving operational improvement challenges
  • Filling interim/permanent leadership roles
  • Providing “hands on” and situation specific Board talent
  • Supporting talent development needs via coaching and mentoring

Scott currently serves as an Operating Partner within Baird Capital’s Global Industrial Solutions team where he provides strategic advice, assists with investment ideation, sourcing, opportunity assessment, portfolio optimization and provides exit support. He also serves as Executive Chairman of the Board at SloanLED and Kason Corporation. Prior to these roles, Scott spent 28 years at Brady Corporation in various executive positions.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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