Scott Vallar founded Guard Hill Advisors, LLC in 2010. His background in leveraged finance and in structuring, pricing and distributing high yield securities gave him extensive experience in analyzing a company’s cash flow and future prospects. This experience is the foundation of GHA’s value based investment strategy. As Managing Partner of GHA, Scott has a significant personal investment in the firm and in the same securities recommended to our clients so that our interests are properly aligned.
Prior to forming GHA, Scott spent 20 years in leveraged finance at Citibank and Fleet Boston. He has a comprehensive background analyzing the business and financial risk of companies in a wide variety of industries. He priced risk for distribution to institutional investors in the form of leveraged loans, high yield bonds and mezzanine securities. As Co-Head of Fleet Boston’s High Yield Group, Scott oversaw the sales and trading operation and managed a $250MM trading book.