J. Scott Petty is a Partner in the Dallas office of Chartwell Partners and leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice serving bank, mortgage, wealth management and real estate clients across the country. Scott has established a successful track record as an executive search consultant recruiting senior executives and board directors for small- and mid-cap public and closely-held private companies.
Prior to joining Chartwell in 2009, Scott spent over a decade between his tenures with Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart. Over the course of his time with each firm, he led search practices in banking, real estate and broad financial services.
Scott frequently presents on board and executive leadership topics through various association forums. In addition, Scott has published talent related articles over the years and has been quoted in Bank Director, Bloomberg News, American Banker, The Wall Street Journal and Builder Online.
Scott is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in business management. He serves on the advisory board for the University of Texas McCombs MSF Council, is a board member for Friends of Sky Ranch and is a long-time advisory director for the West Dallas Community School.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fixing up old Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers, shooting sports, outdoor adventures, and volunteering with Boy Scouts of America.