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Scott Cadwalader

Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Diligent Partners


Scott is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC. For 14 years, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Scott is responsible for our firm's search operations, client management, and sales and marketing. He also serves as the firm's Information Technology practice leader. He has managed searches for many leadership roles across such industries as Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Management Consulting, Medical Device, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Retail. Prior to entering executive search, Scott was a founding Principal at Transition Management Consulting, where he led client engagements in Organizational Assessments, Information Technology Strategy, Architecture and Platform Migration. Scott also was a Managing Consultant at SHL Systemhouse (now EDS). At Gartner Group, Scott was a Managing Director in Consulting Services. Scott began his Gartner career in sales as an Account Executive and then as a National Account Manager.

Over the years, Scott has developed and formalized a search methodology focused on quality outcomes, and has authored numerous articles on recruiting and retaining top talent, and on interviewing and assessing strategic hires for character, integrity and leadership.

Scott's volunteer efforts have included a board position and fundraising director position at St. Paul High School in Southern California. For the last several years, he has led the marketing efforts of St. Paul's March For Hunger, now in its 37th year, which is the largest single funding source for the Los Angeles Catholic Worker's Hospitality Kitchen, which feeds 10,000 homeless each week.

Scott has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, and a certificate from the UCLA Andersen Graduate School's Managing the Information Resource program.