Scott Cuellar is a partner in Chicago. Prior to its merger with Chartwell in 2014, he co-founded Cavoure Advisors, a highly successful boutique, in 2007. Previously, he was a senior partner in the Chicago office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of the Financial Officers Practice. He had also served on the firm’s Global Nominating Committee, overseeing consulting staff and partner promotions. Scott began his executive search career in 1995 with Russell Reynolds Associates.
Scott has recruited chief executive, chief operating, and chief financial officers, as well as group and business unit presidents for small, mid-sized, and large private, public, and private equity backed companies. Additionally, Scott has recruited many senior functional leaders in sales and marketing, human resources, and supply chain. His industry expertise spans the industrial, consumer products and food, and distribution industries. Scott’s client list during his career has included more than 20 members of the Fortune 500, including companies such as Boeing, Alcoa, General Motors, General Electric, Ford, Eaton, Honeywell, Rockwell, Danaher, Illinois Tool Works, Ingersoll Rand, Whirlpool, John Deere, Grainger, Post Holdings, Conagra, US Foods, and TreeHouse Foods.
Prior to his career in executive search, Scott was a program manager in the corporate business development group of the General Electric Company. Before that, he worked as a consultant in the Cleveland office of McKinsey & Company. Scott began his career with the General Motors Corporation, serving in operations, engineering and product management roles. He holds an undergraduate degree cum laude in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), as well as an M.B.A. with distinction from The Wharton School.
Scott previously served on the Foundation Board of the Delnor-Community Health System in Geneva, Illinois. The Wisconsin native resides in St. Charles, Illinois, with his wife Annie and four children.