Scott W. Chambers

Scott W. Chambers Ph.D.

Founding Partner
President & CCO

Part 2B of Form ADV

Founding Partner of the Headwater Investments team.

Scott was first an academic. He earned a Ph.D. from UC Davis and eventually moved to McMinnville to become a Professor of Finance at Linfield College. Scott focused his efforts on teaching and mentoring students. In fact, two of our employees, Tommy, and Ginger, had Scott as a professor. Outside of the classroom, Scott focused his research on investment management for endowments and foundations. He traveled around the country and the world speaking at conferences and sharing his knowledge. Scott also spent a short time as Linfield College's Interim Vice-President for Finance and Administration, managing their endowment. He has been asked to consult with some of the largest nonprofit organizations in Oregon.

Scott adapted his ideas surrounding endowments and foundations into a new passion, helping people save for and live well in retirement. Through his experience helping hundreds of clients, he has a vast knowledge base on which we draw.

As Headwater Investments grew, Scott decided to leave his teaching position at the college but still gives back by sitting on their board of trustees. Scott’s expertise is sought out in many places as he acts a Director at First Federal Savings and Loan, is an active Rotarian, and is asked to advise many non-profit boards.

Scott rarely drives into work, so you might see him zooming around town on his bike or walking. Scott loves traveling with his wife Susan, enjoying their empty-nest-house, and cherishing time spent with their adult sons, especially when floating down a river. They also enjoy loading up their Airstream to explore the Northwest.