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Scott Nelson

Founder & CEO

BIGcontrols
San Francisco, California, USA

Software as a Service

Professional Summary

Senior executive with experience across all business incentives including property tax abatements, TIF agreements, PILOTs, sales tax sharing agreements, local tax abatements, Enterprise Zone tax credits, local payroll tax credits, training grants, etc. Ability to leverage tax credits & incentives into strategic programs offsetting significant tax liability across multiple business units. Keen understanding of value related to compliance activities around securing these incentives.

Expertise in site selection services and discretionary incentive negotiations for expansion/relocation/consolidation of facilities. Clients have included major Fortune 500 corporations across the U.S.

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • Computer Software
    • Management Consulting Services
    • Public Accounting Firm

Website

Interests/Hobbies

  • Traveling
  • Arts
  • Golf

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Experience

BIGcontrols
San Francisco, California, USA 94103
Founder & CEO
Software as a Service
2014 - Present
I'm currently building a RegTech startup. BIGcontrols is a business intelligence & lifecycle management solution for corporate tax & financial incentives. Built as an enterprise platform it automates regulatory compliance while providing real time, actionable intelligence for finance leaders to leverage their government incentives & increase competitive advantage.
Tax Incentives Group LLC
San Francisco, California, USA 94133
Managing Principal
Tax Advisory Firm
2003 - 2014
We provide corporate tax consulting services to the middle market, helping companies optimize their tax and financial incentives. We offer a full range of business incentives consulting services including California Enterprise Zone tax credits, property tax abatements, TIF agreements, sales tax sharing agreements, local tax abatements/rebates through RDA funding, Research Credits for R&D activity, local payroll tax credits, site selection services & discretionary incentive negotiations for facility expansion or relocation.
Ernst & Young
Walnut Creek, California, USA
Area Director
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1998 - 2000
As the Area Director for the Business Incentives practice on the West Coast, I had oversight of all business incentives services including: property tax abatements, TIF agreements, sales tax sharing agreements, local tax abatements through RDA mechanisms, California Enterprise Zone tax credits, payroll tax credits, California Employment Training Panel (ETP) grants, site selection services and discretionary incentive negotiations for expansion/relocation/consolidation of facilities. Clients included major Fortune 500 corporations across the U.S.
KPMG Peat Marwick
San Francisco, California, USA
Senior Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1996 - 1998
As the Pacific Northwest Practice Leader for for the national Business Incentives Group (BIG), I was responsible for oversight of all business incentives services including: property tax abatements, TIF agreements, sales tax sharing agreements, local tax abatements through RDA mechanismsCalifornia Enterprise Zone tax credits, payroll tax credits, California Employment Training Panel (ETP) grants, site selection services and discretionary incentive negotiations for expansion/relocation/consolidation of facilities. Clients included major Fortune 500 corporations across the U.S.

Education

BA, International Relations, Economics 1991
University of California Davis
Davis, California, United States
Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta Omega Chapter

Associations and Societies

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation


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