Mr. Knoblett is the Founder of Arlington Scott Consulting, a mergers and acquisitions firm with regional, national and international contacts. Arlington Scott advises business owners on the purchase and sale of businesses, entity values, enhancement and turn-around plans along with the development of business plans. Jay has over 25 years of experience serving and training entrepreneurs in all facets of business ownership. Mr. Knoblett has significant experience in valuing all sizes of businesses and has facilitated the sale of companies with values in excess of $40 million.
Jay is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business & Economics with a Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting. In addition to founding this Arlington Scott, Jay has also served as CFO for two different organizations; a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer and an Australian owned underground mining equipment manufacturer. Both organizations were mid-sized companies with annual revenues not exceeding $50 Million. Within the last ten years, Mr. Knoblett has served as President for an Ohio Valley based subsidiary of a European automotive parts supplier. He led the successful divestiture of that plant for his European client just prior to the 2008 economic downturn.
Mr. Knoblett has graduated from the Banking School at The EX-IM Bank (Branch of the SBA), is a Certified Business Counselor (CBC) and has certifications as a Primary Business Consultant (PBC), Senior Business Analyst (SBA) and Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (MEA).
In 2007 Mr. Knoblett was awarded the title of Master Primary Business Consultant which is the highest verifiable certification of excellence in the business transfer industry.
He is an affiliate of Advocates Business Consultants, a select group of consultants whose members all have backgrounds in entrepreneurship. ABC has affiliate offices nationwide.
Other affiliations include the Society of Business Analysts, the Institute of Certified Business Counselors and is a founding member of the Limestone M & A Alliance in Central Kentucky.
He is also a co-author of the book E4, a comprehensive guide for the entrepreneur in Evaluating, Entering, Enhancing and Exiting business ownership, and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and seminars.
Jay is married to Dian Tooley-Knoblett, the Jones-Walker Professor of Law at Loyola University. Jay and Dian have five children.