Scott W. Beckett, Ph.D.

Partner - United States

Scott Beckett has been at Insigniam for more than 20 years and is the youngest person to be named a partner at the firm. He heads the company’s business development and is a member of the Management Committee.

In a recent engagement, Scott coached a global airline’s middle management team to drive employee empowerment, resulting in a twelve-point year-to-year improvement in employee engagement scores. Customer engagement scores also increased, climbing from a plateau of 41-43 percent to more than 60 percent. Participant-led projects generated an estimated $250 million to $350 million in additional revenue.

His work also includes helping a cross-functional team cut spending by forty-two percent in a multi-billion-dollar global distribution system, consulting with an American aerospace manufacturing company to cut the time to build an aircraft by twenty-five percent, and supporting a Forbes Global 500 multinational food and beverage company to completely redesign the go-to-market and distribution, resulting in error-free product launches.

An Eagle Scout, Scott served as the Director of Program for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. He is a member of the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as several other non-profit organizations.

Scott holds an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Denver and holds a Ph.D. in global leadership and transformative learning from Pepperdine University.


Awards and Recognition

  • Eagle Scout
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award (2011)
  • The President’s Call to Service Award (2011)
  • Silver Buffalo Award, Boy Scouts of America (2020)
  • Silver Antelope Award, Boy Scouts of America (2015)
  • National Significant Sig Award, Sigma Chi Fraternity (2020)
  • National Distinguished Service Award, Boy Scouts of America
  • Leader in Sales, Insigniam (2017)
  • Leader in Inspiring the Firm, Insigniam (2017)
  • Leader in Client Satisfaction and Return on Investment, Insigniam (2014, 2017)
  • Customer Focused Innovation Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Public Speaking and Service

  • Chairman of Program, 2019 World Scout Jamboree
  • Vice Chairman of Program, National Boy Scout Jamboree (2013, 2017)
  • Board Member, Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (2010-2011)
  • Board Member, Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board Member, American Hiking Society (2011-2018)
  • Speaker, Healthcare Fellows of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Speaker, “The Future of Healthcare,” National Organization of Nurse Executives Conference
  • Speaker, Marshall School of Business MBA program, University of Southern California
  • Speaker, multiple times to the national professional leadership of the Boy Scouts of America, most recently to a gathering of 3,000 attendees
  • Facilitated the development of the Boy Scouts of America’s strategic plan as it entered its second century of service

Thought Leadership and Articles