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Scott Simmons


Scott W. Simmons is a Partner of Crist|Kolder Associates, where he leads and executes senior financial officer, operating officer, and Board of Director searches for clients across a diverse set of industries. He began his executive search career in 1998.

Scott has served a variety of clients, both public and private. His client list includes exceptional companies such as ManpowerGroup, CDW, Morningstar, Discover Financial, CSX, S&P Global, Culligan, Fiserv, Mutual of Omaha, Ingredion, Allstate, Lakeland Financial, and D.A. Davidson.

Prior to helping launch Crist|Kolder Associates in January 2003, Scott was with Korn/Ferry International for three years. During his time with Korn/Ferry, he assisted with the execution of senior level searches, and he 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.

Scott joined Korn/Ferry by way of its acquisition of Crist Partners, a high-end boutique focused on conducting a limited number of C-Suite and Board of Director searches for companies across the country. He began his career with Rand McNally & Company, where he most recently served as Managing Editor of Rand McNally Online.

Scott serves on the Board of Metropolitan Family Services and is a member of The Executives' Club of Chicago. He graduated with Honors from Northern Illinois University, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

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