The Moderators


Scott Oots

Scott Oots is a successful entrepreneur owning multiple businesses, with a primary focus in real estate.


Early on, Scott worked for multiple companies such as T-Mobile, Millwork Concepts, and Thrive Community Fitness performing standard 9-5 duties. After doing this for several years, Scott realized he had little desire to work for someone else, and he often told people he felt he was unemployable. This would soon become Scott's reality as he was eventually laid off from his 9-5, with no idea of what he was going to do next.


Scott quickly realized that he was destined for more, and his entrepreneurial career began when he decided to dive back into the cell phone industry. Scott soon began purchasing and repairing used cell phones and selling them through Amazon, eBay, and multiple wholesale outlets. In just two years, Scott mastered his craft and quickly turned his start-up business into a cash cow increasing his profit from zero dollars to a net worth of over 4.5 million.


Although money was being made and Scott was already on the path to achieving financial freedom, he still wasn't happy. Scott found himself becoming bored in his career and every day more uninterested. He knew that in order to continue on the path of success he would need to find a career that was more fulfilling. This is when Scott's passion for wholesaling began. After attending some wholesaling conferences and events, in October of 2015, Scott was able to successfully close his first deal within 3 weeks, making a little over $4K.


With a strong competitive spirit and a desire to be great, he began researching his market and quickly realized that wholesaling was going to be a way to maintain his financial freedom while doing something that he loved. Four years later, Scott now owns SJO Investments, one of the most successful real estate companies to date based in Southern California. Focusing primarily in wholesaling, Scott has built a powerhouse team with the knowledge and expertise to run the day to day operations without his required interaction in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country. His team contracts over 140 deals per year, aiding in the successful generation of his multi-million-dollar empire.


Dubbed as the "4 Million Dollar Man", Scott has become one of the countries leading real estate Durus grossing an estimated 4 million in revenue per year.  Scott now uses his success and knowledge in the industry to help others start and grow their own businesses from the ground up in hopes of leading them down the same path to financial freedom. Scott often takes the stage at several REI events including Wholesaling Elite Live, Scale & Escape, and Extreme Freedom to name a few. He is also owns a skip tracing business for investors, a real estate cold calling and lead generation company and a premier real estate mastermind for entrepreneurs. Scott is thankful for his journey and considers it a blessing to be able to help other aspiring entrepreneurs.


Mike Yanker

Mike Yanker is the chief operations officer of SJO Investments based out of Southern California. 


Prior to his current position Mike ran the sales team for the world-famous West Coast customs which was featured on MTV’s hit show Pimp my Ride, and the discovery channel show Inside West Coast Customs. West Coast offered industry-leading car customization services ranging from simple vinyl wraps to completely original, one-off vehicle builds for athletes, celebrities and corporations. Mike continued expanding his sales background as the Director of care management for Senior Helpers which offered elderly care services until he was recruited by SJO.


 Mike was hired as an acquisition’s representative with SJO and quickly showed promise working his way to sales manager in under a year and COO in under two years. He currently runs the daily operations of the company to ensure all goals are met. He has a passion for helping others grow their knowledge in sales by offering guidance and hands on training to take even the newest sales person and molding them into a sales machine. On multiple occasions Mike has walked into sales organizations and used his unique approach to quickly double the sales volume whether it be one of a kind creations or closing multi-million-dollar properties. He is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to sales.

Scott Oots