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R. Scott LaRue (CA)

R. Scott LaRue (CA)

Scott LaRue currently serves as vice chairman of investment banking at Piper Sandler.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, LaRue served for eleven years as global co-head of investment banking and capital markets. He joined Piper Sandler in 2003 and spent much of his career covering the consumer sector, ultimately serving as co-head of Piper Sandler consumer investment banking. LaRue was also a founding member and continues to serve on the investment committee for the Piper Sandler merchant banking group.

In the course of LaRue’s 30 years in the investment banking industry, he has completed numerous transactions across a wide range of industries including packaged goods, food and beverage, agribusiness, retailing, real estate, gaming, lodging and diversified industrials. His extensive background in corporate finance includes mergers and acquisitions, public stock offerings, leveraged finance, asset securitizations and public and private debt offerings.

Prior to joining Piper Sandler, LaRue led the food and beverage industry team at CSFB/DLJ, where he was the firm’s senior consumer product banker on the West Coast. Before that, he was a managing director at Bank of America Securities.

LaRue is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit