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Scott Macfarlane

Senior Partner

Modern is committed to building deep partnerships with a select few clients, creating dedicated client teams with a blend of experiences and capabilities to solve their most critical leadership needs. We have intentionally built our capabilities around providing our partners with the intelligence they need to make the choices needed to achieve their strategic aspirations.

Scott Macfarlane has 17 years of global experience in executive search & strategic advisory.  Scott helps organizations transform through creative solutions that align Leadership, Structure and Strategy. His recent work includes Organizational Strategy, Talent Strategy, CXO Effectiveness, M&A, Executive Search and Succession, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Assessment & Leadership Development. He has extensive experience across Financial Services, Technology, & Private Equity including portfolio companies in Healthcare, Industrial and Consumer sectors. His search work is typically focused on business transformation & change, including recent projects delivering Digital Transformation, HR Optimization & Regulatory Response.

Prior to joining Modern, Scott was a Senior Partner and Global Account Leader at Korn Ferry in their Financial Services Practice based in their New York office for 5 years. Prior to his time in New York, Scott held a variety of consulting and leadership positions for Korn Ferry spanning Advisory, Search and Outsourcing services in Asia Pacific and Europe working across a range of industries.

He received a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Scott has been a board member at numerous sports and rescue services organizations and is an active member of the American Australian Association and other community organizations.