Scott A. McGillivray AIF, CFS

Financial Advisor

Scott joined Great Oak Financial Group in 2015, and in 2022 he became one of the owners. He brings a fresh perspective from his industrial background, along with success in personally managing his own finances and business endeavors. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Certified Fund Specialist®, Scott is committed to adding simplicity and understanding to the investment process.

Scott works diligently to keep up with the changes in tax law, retirement plans, annuities, long term care, and life insurance products. He strives to help his clients know and understand the language of finance, and to provide clarity to their Oregon PERS, 401(k) plans, SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs, Deferred Comp, TSAs, Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs, and Rollover IRAs plans.

If you are ready to start having your finances work as hard as you do, then swing by the office or give Scott a call to set up an appointment.

Scott lives in Salem with his wife, Amanda, and his five young children. He enjoys being involved and serving with his community at Emanuel Bible Church. He is an avid cyclist, chess player, and enjoys backpacking, playing the guitar and most of all spending time with his wife and kids.

Scott's civic, community and professional involvement, and credentials include:

  • Certified Fund Specialist - CFS
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary - AIF
  • Investment Adviser Representative - Cetera Advisors LLC
  • General Securities Representative - Series 7
  • Uniform Combined State Law – Series 66
  • Oregon Insurance Licenses – variable annuity lines, life, and health
  • 15 years’ experience in steam power production and operations
  • Actively participating at Emanuel Bible Church
  • Former volunteer with Feed Salem food bank ministry