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Scott W. Simmons

Scott W. Simmons is a Managing Director of Crist|Kolder Associates, where he leads and executes senior financial officer, operating officer, and Board of Director searches for companies across a diverse set of industries. He began his search career in 1998 with Crist Partners, and he has been teamed with Peter Crist ever since.

Prior to the launch of Crist|Kolder Associates in January 2003, Scott was with Korn/Ferry International for three years, assisting with the execution of senior level searches for clients in a wide range of industries. During his time with Korn/Ferry, Scott also served as Knowledge Manager for the Global Board Services Practice. In this capacity, he managed research, oversaw competitive intelligence, and assisted with marketing partnerships for the Practice.

Before Korn/Ferry, Scott was Head of Research at Crist Partners, a high end boutique focused on conducting a limited number of C-Level and Board of Director searches for companies across industries. Before Crist Partners, he was with Rand McNally & Company, in his most recent capacity as Managing Editor of Rand McNally Online.

Scott graduated with Honors from Northern Illinois University, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and The Executives' Club of Chicago.