Scott Smith




Scott brings over 25 years of experience in corporate America and executive search. He is Managing Partner and leads the insurance and financial services sectors for TowerHunter. In addition, Scott is Managing Partner for Fahrenheit Group, human resources consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. He has successfully led high-profile searches for CEOs, Presidents, COOs, General Managers and Vice Presidents in a variety of industries for both for profit and not for profit organizations under difficult timeframes and intense public scrutiny. As one of the Managing Partners and founders of TowerHunter, Scott is at the leading edge of executive search issues in several key industries. He is currently the Co-President of the Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum and is called on to work with clients in organizational assessment, coaching, and executive assimilation strategies. In addition, Scott’s hands on experience implementing Lean/Six Sigma has been critical to client’s requiring searches with a continuous improvement focus.

His previous experience includes over 10 years at American Express, culminating in his role as Vice President of Human Resources within the Consumer Card Group and Corporate Card organizations. Scott was also Vice President of Human Resources for Washington Inventory Service, a 14,000-employee company that conducts inventories for retail establishments. In addition, he was the Senior Director of Human Resources for VLSI Technology, a leading integrated circuit company located in San Jose.

Scott holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and received a B.A. in Organization Communications from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Gayla, live in Phoenix, Arizona and are the parents of five children and 13 grandchildren.