Scott Fankhauser is the chief investment officer at Mainstreet. Scott is responsible for the overall finance function including strategic finance, debt and equity capital raising, deal analysis, acquisitions, and financial partnerships.
Prior to joining Mainstreet, Scott served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Launch Indiana, and as an executive advisor of eCeptacle, a 2016 CES Top-10 Digital Innovation start-up. From its inception in 2014 until it was acquired in 2015 as part of the acquisition of its parent company, Scott was the CEO of OPEN, LLC, a wholly-owned educational SaaS initiative of a large multinational organization. From 2011-2013, Scott was the CEO of Eclipse Berry Farms, LLC (“EBF”), where he led the turn-around, 2x growth, and recapitalization efforts of the $200mm enterprise.
From 2007 through 2011, Scott was director of acquisitions at Teays River Investments, LLC, a private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. Scott was a voting member of the boards of the companies in which Teays invested.
Scott earned his BA as well as an MBA in finance from Indiana University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is on the board for Mainstreet Capital Partners.