Scott Rutherford serves as a Wealth Advisor to our clients. His primary focus is helping individuals conservatively manage their investments with an emphasis on tax efficiency, saving for retirement, and legacy planning. He leverages his extensive financial planning and tax planning experience to deliver consistent, sound advice.
Scott joined Gratus in January 2006 as a Wealth Advisor and became CFO in September 2007. Scott has been serving families and businesses as an advisor since January of 1985. Scott also began his own CPA firm in January 2006 following an almost 19 year career with the international accounting firm KPMG, serving in both the Memphis and Atlanta offices. Prior to joining Gratus, Scott helped lead KPMG’s Atlanta office’s federal tax practice as a Tax Managing Director.
Scott received a B.S. in Management Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Memphis. Along with his CPA certification, Scott holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Scott has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cobb Pregnancy Services in Marietta.
Outside the Office
Scott and Melissa have been married 40 years and have two grown children and four grandchildren. Scott currently serves as a deacon and elder at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.