Scott R. Harris: Executive Search Consultant, North America

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Scott Harris serves as managing partner of the St. Louis office.

Scott joined the firm in 1999 and was named managing partner of the St. Louis office in 2005. His extensive search experience coupled with his background in significant corporate roles equips him to provide clients valuable counsel from a senior management perspective. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Read more >

Scott Harris serves as managing partner of the St. Louis office.

Scott joined the firm in 1999 and was named managing partner of the St. Louis office in 2005. His extensive search experience coupled with his background in significant corporate roles equips him to provide clients valuable counsel from a senior management perspective. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Prior to joining DHR, Scott was a Division President at Ralston Purina Company (now Nestlé Purina) where he held increasingly important assignments over 15 years. His diverse background includes experience in turnarounds, start-ups, and acquisitions. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Scott focuses on conducting searches at the Board level, C-level and Vice President/Director level across most functional disciplines and industries. He is an active member of numerous practice groups at DHR, including the Board & CEO Practice Group and the Non-Profit Practice Group. Although he spends most of his time working on North American searches, for several years he has been the #1 consultant collaborating with DHR’s 20+ international offices.

Recent President/CEO placements include E.C. Barton & Co., Grand Center Inc., St. Louis Area Food Bank, and Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club.  Recent for-profit clients (multiple positions) include Duke Manufacturing Inc., Post Holdings Inc., and Tempur+Sealy Inc. 

Scott was born in Boston and raised in St. Louis. He has had active leadership roles in many professional and charitable organizations over the years. He recently completed a third term on the John Burroughs School Board of Trustees, is a former Board Member and Alumni Association President for Community School, and serves on the Leadership Counsel of Trailnet. His wife, Michelle, is a business strategy consultant for Strategy Finder LLC and is serving a fourth term as an Alderman for the City of Clayton, MO. They have a daughter and a son.  < Read less

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St. Louis | North America
September 2018 | St. Louis Business Journal

In tricky hiring market executive search firms work to sell candidates on St. Louis

DHR International Managing Partner Scott Harris talks about recruiting executives to St. Louis during a time of low unemployment and how many executives are putting quality of life above location. More >

October 2017

DHR Completes CEO Search for E.C. Barton & Company

Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Steve Brimner as Chief Executive Officer of E.C. Barton & Company. The search was completed by Managing Partner, Scott Harris and Vice Chairman Martin Pocs. More >

March 2018 | St. Louis Post Dispatch

St. Louis Area Foodbank Names Meredith Knopp President & CEO

The St. Louis Area Foodbank, the bi-state region’s largest nonprofit food distribution charity, has named Meredith Knopp President and CEO, effective February 26. She succeeds Frank Finnegan, who retired after leading the agency for nearly 30 years. More >

August 2015

Grand Center names new president and CEO

Grand Center Inc., the organization that supports the Grand Center neighborhood as an arts and entertainment district, has named Karin Hagaman president and CEO effective Sept. 14. She’ll succeed Vince Schoemehl, who announced in December last year that he planned to retire. More >