Scott is an accomplished and sought-after speaker, executive facilitator, author, and senior organizational strategist.
He is most known for his ability to implement full-scale, long-term people strategies across a wide spectrum of industries and geographies. His approach is based on three strategic pillars that he believes are critical components for sustained success: include, engage and innovate.

The early part of Scott’s career was in the financial services industry and consisted of a variety of leadership roles in sales, operations, and corporate strategic planning. These experiences at Bank One (now Chase) provided a foundation for his business acumen in strategy, operational excellence, and sound financial management. Prior to starting inQUEST, Scott served in Senior Executive roles for three diversity and inclusion consulting organizations: President, The Kaleidoscope Group; Global D&I Practice Head, The Capital H Group; and Vice President, Lambert & Associates.

To assist his direct client work, Scott is certified in a number of assessment instruments, such as Hogan, Lominger, and The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He has deep subject matter expertise in disability and LGBT workplace inclusion initiatives, and in 2018 was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business’ list of Notable LGBTQ Executives.

Scott also sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Sinfonietta, which is known as the world’s most diverse orchestra. Additionally, he is on the Steering Committee for AbilityLinks—a National job bank working to connect employers with job seekers with disabilities.

Scott Hoesman has been a guest on 1 episode.