Scott Cadwalader

Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Diligent Partners

Scott is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm based in Long Beach, California. 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. 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 and previously served as Gartner’s National Accounts Manager for Southern California. 

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 is a board member and membership chair for the Southern California chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM), now the largest IT leadership association in California. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at over two dozen CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy, for whom he serves on its Advisory Board.

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.