Scott Edinger Bio

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Companies like AT&T, Lenovo, McDonalds, and The Los Angeles Times, hire Scott Edinger because they want to grow. Scott works with senior leaders to develop strategies and execute approaches that achieve increased top and bottom line results. As a consultant, author, advisor, and speaker, he creates positive change for clients, and is recognized as an expert on leadership for revenue growth.

Scott’s latest book The Hidden Leader: Discover And Develop Greatness Within Your Company (AMACOM, 2015) is a Washington Post Bestseller, and was selected as one of the best business books of 2015. He is also co-author of The Inspiring Leader (McGraw-Hill 2009), and the Harvard Business Review article Making Yourself Indispensable, called by HBR a “classic in the making.” Scott is also a regular contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, in addition, to being an affiliate faculty member for the University of North Carolina, Keenan-Flagler School of Business.

Prior to starting Edinger Consulting Group, Scott worked as the executive vice president of Zenger-Folkman, where he helped the organization achieve unprecedented growth during the Great Recession–the firm nearly doubled in size during his tenure. Before that, as the senior vice president of sales, he led Huthwaite, an international training provider, to record growth. Scott began his career at a “Big Four” professional services firm, where he was similarly focused on results. He draws on all these experiences to develop innovative solutions that generate measurable and tangible results for his clients.

Because of his relentless focus on the outcomes of his engagements, clients like Sheldon Fox, President of Government Communications Services at Harris Corporation say, “I don’t like to hire consultants, but Scott Edinger is my exception to that rule.”  Whether the objectives are focused on increasing revenue, raising the bar on performance standards, creating a culture where innovation thrives, or a variety of other goals, Scott develops a path to achieve the desired result.

Scott received a B.S. in rhetoric and communication studies from Florida State University. Scott gives back to the FSU community by serving on alumni committees including the Board of the College of Communication and Information, and Seminole Torchbearers.

Although he cannot read music and is not a Mormon, he has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Scott and his family live in Tampa, Florida.

“I hired Scott Edinger to work with me on refining and implementing our growth strategy. Scott has amazing expertise in sales and leadership, and that was a key factor in our success because the nature of our work involved a lot of change. He worked with me to align our structure and strategy, and to identify new ways to accelerate our growth as we moved to more solutions oriented business. I’ve worked on a few projects with Scott and he always follows through and delivers value for our business.”

John O’Shea