Advisor profile

What you can expect when you work with me

The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings — both the expected and the unexpected.

When you work with me, you receive:
  • 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.
  • Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.

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Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Areas of focus

  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Investments
  • Family Finances


  • CPA Certified Public Accountant


  • MBA, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, 1986
  • BBA, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, 1984

Awards & recognition

  • Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, 2007-2023
  • Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014-2024
  • Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors, 2016-2024
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018-2024
  • Ameriprise Chairman's Advisory Council, 1992-2022
  • Inducted to Barron’s Hall of Fame (for ranking 10 years on Barron’s Top 100 Advisor lists), 2019
  • Barron’s All-Star Independent Advisors, 2017
  • Ameriprise Alex M. Alexander Award Recipient, 2006-2012
  • Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers, 2013-2017
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023-2024
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Forbes Top Wealth Management Teams: High Net Worth, 2023
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Forbes Top Wealth Management Teams: Private Wealth, 2022
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Houston Business Journal Largest Houston-Area Money Management Firms, 2011-2017, 2019-2023
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Houston Business Journal Largest Houston-Area Wealth Management Firms (investment minimums >$1M), 2019-2023
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Houston Business Journal Largest Houston-Area Wealth Management Firms (investment minimums <$1M), 2015-2018
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Investment News Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors, 2023
  • Tiras Wealth Management, Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work, 2021-2022

Community participation

Scott is honored to serve as a UT Advisory Council Member at the McCombs School of Business in which he provides counsel to the school and mentors business students. He is very excited about this opportunity to give back to a program that means so much to him!

Tiras Wealth Management is committed to helping our friends and family in the hospitality industry, who have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more information on our Tiras Wealth Management Facebook page and join us in this movement by using the hashtag #TipGivingPledge.


  • I am a native Houstonian.
  • I have been happily married to my wife Jennifer for 30 years.
  • We have four very active and athletic sons - ages 24, 22, 18 and 15.
  • Together our children play baseball, football, basketball and soccer.
  • I spend most of my free time with my boys and enjoy watching them participate in school sports.
  • Our family spends much time in the country enjoying nature.
  • Physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle are important to me and my family.
  • Until recently, I played on a men's Sunday night recreation softball team for over 20 years. I also try to get to the gym at least three times a week.

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.