Scott Lutzke

Scott Lutzke

Founding Partner

Scott co-founded Centerfield in 1998. He is responsible for investor relations, overseeing due diligence, structuring and negotiating transactions and portfolio management. Scott has 20 years of private equity and 20+ years of banking experience, working with more than 300 middle market companies. Scott is a member of the Partnership’s Investment Committee.

Prior to co-founding Centerfield, Scott’s experience includes positions in corporate, international, and investment banking.  He headed general corporate banking divisions having responsibility for numerous middle market corporate relationships.  Scott also established and led the Capital Markets Group for NBD in Indiana.  In this capacity, he and his team advised mergers and acquisitions, executed mezzanine debt and equity placements, and completed corporate bond and note placements.

Subsequently, at First Chicago Capital Markets, Scott served as First Vice President and Manager of Indiana Public Banking and had responsibility for healthcare, education, and government relationships.


  • B.S., Physics, Purdue University
  • MBA, Finance, Indiana University

Board Affiliations

Scott serves as a Director or observer of Digital Media Services, Imaginetics, and Swiff-Train.