First Student Inc.’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Scott Spivey, joined the company in 2015. His accountability includes long range planning, budgeting, capital management, pricing strategy, bid modeling, and merger & acquisitions analysis. First Student operates in a shared services environment that includes tax, treasury, controller functions, cash management, payroll, and benefits administration.
Scott brings more than 30 years of broad-based global finance, operational and general management experience across multiple industries. His industry knowledge includes transportation, supply chain operations and logistics, consumer packaged goods, beverage, telecommunications, advertising and publishing and footwear/apparel.
“There are many advantages to working with an experienced school transportation services partner. The efficiencies and cost savings we generate can help to keep district resources where they are needed most – in the classroom.”
Prior to joining First Student, Scott served as senior vice president of finance for CHEP Global Pallets, the leader in pallet and container pooling services specializing in the leasing of reusable pallets, crates and containers with associated logistics services, operating in more than 50 countries. Prior to joining CHEP in 2008, Scott was vice president and CFO of BellSouth’s $2.2 billion advertising and publishing unit (Yellow Pages) which included the acquisition and formation of the internet brand yellowpages.com. He has also held financial planning and management roles within large organizations including: Stride Rite Corporate, Pepsi-Cola Company and General Mills.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas.