Shelly Scott

Managing Director

Shelly Scott is a Managing Director and Chair of BarkerGilmore’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice. She works with F500 industry leaders and emerging-growth company executives and limits her practice to the healthcare provider and payer arenas, as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and medical technology industries.

Shelly is committed to providing talent that fits short- and long-term needs. Her “clients first” style and flexibility mean clients return for multiple engagements because they know she will take the time to fully understand their needs and the scope of the solution the hire represents. Shelly’s focus on cultural fit means that placements stick – the result of employing BarkerGilmore’s CustomFit℠ research, recruiting, and assessment process.

Some of Shelly’s recent engagements include a Chief Legal Officer for a Global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, a General Counsel for an emerging private equity-backed healthcare provider, a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a public healthcare services provider expanding aggressively into the international market, a Chief Compliance Officer for a specialty medical device company with a steep growth trajectory, international operations and a need to streamline and control interactions with 3rd parties, and a General Counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company. Several specific roles are becoming a larger part of Shelly’s practice. They include Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Compliance, Audit, and Risk Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer roles focused on FCPA and anti-bribery.

Before joining BarkerGilmore, Shelly spent 8 years at international law firm Nixon Peabody in a managerial and administrative capacity leading large teams on complex, multi-district litigation matters for Fortune 500 clients.

Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her article, “What Drives CCO Retention,” was published in Ethisphere Magazine.


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