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 is a board member and membership chair for the Southern California chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at 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.
Scott has consulted to such clients as AECOM, Amgen, American Girl, Applied Materials, Baxter International, Capital Group Companies, Cardinal Health / CareFusion, City National Bank, City of Hope Medical Center, the City of Los Angeles, County of San Bernardino, Deloitte, DFS Group, Discus Dental, East West Bank, Edwards Lifesciences, Forest Lawn, Gelson's Markets, ICANN, Kaiser Permanente, LA Care Health Plan, Mattel, Nissan USA, O'Neil Digital Solutions, Pacific Life, Pioneer Electronics, Southern California Edison, Sutter Health, THQ, Tucson Electric Power, Unified Grocers and Zurich Insurance Group.