Dr. Scott Toussaint has been actively involved in leading his own businesses, and improving the performance of his clients’ businesses, for more than 40 years. A Chicago native, he started his first company, a small manufacturing business, at the age of seventeen, and has built a total of four successful businesses in his career, one of which grew to more than one thousand employees.
Scott is Chairman and CEO of Toussaint and Company, founded in 1983, which has been recognized as an Inc. 500 organization, making it one of the country’s fastest growing privately held companies. Scott is a hands-on leader who brings a fresh perspective to consulting, executive coaching, curriculum development and business development for the clients he serves. His experience has ranged from helping Fortune 500 companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, to serving as COO and CEO on a contract basis for smaller entrepreneurial companies. Scott has also been privileged to consult for the State Department and the Reagan White House.
Scott’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in Chicago, as well as three Masters degrees and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Heritage Baptist Seminary in Greenwood, Indiana. He also has a Ph.D. in Communications and Leadership, with Emphasis on Team Dynamics and Growth, from Louisiana Baptist University. An ordained minister, Scott received a Doctor of Theology degree in May 2008, also from Louisiana Baptist University.
Scott has served on a number of Boards, including Conner Prairie, a living history museum in suburban Indianapolis, and the Humane Society of Hamilton County (IN). He is Past President of the Indiana Search and Staffing Association (ISSA).
Scott lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife of 43 years, Janet. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.