Scott Beiser is chief executive of Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank providing various services including mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and strategic consulting. Beiser oversees management of the firm’s operations, development of strategic opportunities and management of new and existing client relationships. Beiser has special expertise in investment banking services for engineering and construction businesses and advises several boards and executives in the industries. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey in 1984, Beiser was a senior financial analyst at Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. He earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in finance from Cal State Northridge.