DS Enterprises, founded in 1996, was created as a new kind of firm - one that's based on superior service and an intense dedication to assisting companies in creating lasting value. Our Executive Leadership offers deep industry knowledge and hands-on experience in building successful businesses. Our corporate culture is fostered by a spirit of cooperation, with a vested interest in your project’s success, that has benefited our clients immeasurably. Our people, quite simply, make a difference.

To learn more about our Executive Leadership, please click on a member to the left.


Phil Scott, CFA, Principal

Email: pscott@dotyscott.com        Direct Dial: (760) 840-0893

Mr. Scott has twenty years of financial, valuation, corporate advisory, merger and acquisition and restructuring experience. In addition to his research and valuation work, he currently serves as the interim CFO for two public companies. Mr. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst designee. Mr. Scott has also served as the CFO for SurgiCare, Inc., PSX, Inc. and The Camden Group and has led these companies through successful restructuring and equity sales. Mr. Scott has also served as Vice President of Development for Health Care Partners, Ltd. and Heritage Provider Network, Inc., completing numerous acquisitions. He has an MBA (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of San Diego and a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.


Jim Doty, Principal

Email: jdoty@dotyscott.com        Direct Dial: (858) 350-4207

Mr. Doty has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has specialized in management service organization (MSO) development, physician group practice management, primary care group practice development, mergers and acquisitions, and the myriad hospital/physician relationships. Most recently, Mr. Doty served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Instant Communications LLC, a business communications technology company which focuses on the development of handheld communication devices for physicians and their medical groups. In addition, Mr. Doty helped lead the growth and development of HealthCare Partners, LTD, one of the nation’s largest full-service, physician-owned medical groups, as the President of the management and consulting division. HealthCare Partners, LTD is responsible for 104 partners, 39 medical delivery site locations, centralized management and information systems and more than 1,500 contracted or employed physicians. Mr. Doty is a recognized speaker on healthcare issues from the physician’s point of view and holds a B.S Business Management degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).


Al Haddad, Managing Director

Email: ahaddad@dotyscott.com        Direct Dial: (760) 889-8060

For more than 25 years, Mr. Haddad has been managing the delivery of services, technology based products, information systems and systems integration in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His experience includes building and leading highly successful technology companies through domestic and international markets. With 15 years experience as a CEO, he has pioneered innovative operating strategies, change management programs, organizational development initiatives and partnerships that have consistently accelerated revenue, profit and market share growth. Most recently, Mr. Haddad has served as the CEO of a number of San Diego based companies to implement dramatic turnarounds for eventual acquisition.

For the past 15 years he has served as a Director/CEO/President for GE, Lockheed martin, RLM, WPDS, Financial Profiles, Integrant, Indyme and Meriture. Mr. Haddad brings significant experience with organic growth, sales/production turnarounds and investment based acceleration strategies including M&A of 13 companies. In addition to a B.Sc. degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst Mr. Haddad has completed Corporate Leadership & Management Programs at Harvard University and General Electric.