“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
― Ronald Reagan

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J. Scott Petty is a Partner in the Dallas office and leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice serving bank, mortgage, real estate, family office and wealth management clients.  Scott has established a successful track record as an executive search consultant recruiting senior executives and Board directors for mid-cap public, private equity-backed 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 recruiting board directors and senior management for clients across the country.

As a leading recruiter, Scott frequently presents on senior 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.  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.