About Scott Nadler

Scott Nadler is Nadler Strategy’s Principal and founder. He has over 40 years of hands-on experience building, leading and turning around organizations and supporting senior executives in both the private and public sectors. His extensive experience includes sustainability, environment, development, real estate, transportation, regulation, business-to-business (B2B) sales and customer service, and international collaboration.

In 20 years with ERM, he consulted with corporate leaders to integrate environment and ScottNadler-bsustainability issues into the business strategies and operations of their firms.  He worked with companies in multiple sectors around the world including transportation, oil and gas, consumer goods, chemicals, health care, technology and manufacturing.  He worked closely with senior EHS&S (environment, health, safety and sustainability) and business leaders to develop strategies, build senior management consensus, and implement those strategies effectively.

At ERM, Scott Nadler also served as part of the Senior Leadership Team:

  • As Global Director-Client Service from 2005-2008, he focused on increasing collaboration and client satisfaction across disciplines, geography and culture.  He worked extensively with clients, ERM teams and Business Unit management throughout North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Working directly for ERM’s CEO, he conducted over two dozen internal management assessments and/or interventions to improve Business Unit operations.
  • As Strategy Development Director from 2008-2010, he helped lead the company through and out of the recession, culminating in successful refinancing events in 2011 (at 77% over the company’s 2005 value) and in 2015 (at 79% over the 2011 value).

He has also helped companies share lessons learned, as Co-Chair of The Conference Board’s Chief EHS Officers’ Council; and leading ERM’s multi-company Business Integration Forums in the US, Europe and Asia from 1999 through 2007.  He served on the Executive Committee of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development before joining its staff in 2015.

Before joining ERM, Scott spent fifteen years with Conrail, a major freight railroad. He worked on the turn-around that changed Conrail from a subsidized, government owned failure to a profitable, publicly-traded company operating in the private sector.  He created, led or turned around a variety of different functions, including Regional Marketing, Industrial and Market Development, Real Estate Operations, and Environmental Quality.

Prior to Conrail, Scott spent five years with the State of Illinois.  He served in the Governor’s Budget Bureau (under two governors from different parties); as Assistant Superintendent of Unclaimed Property (in the Department of Financial Institutions); and as Chief of the Bureau of Railroads (in the Department of Transportation).

Scott started out in politics, volunteering on a US Senate campaign, running headquarters operations for a mayoral campaign and spending the Watergate summer doing voter registration organizing in a hostile county.  He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Government.

Scott lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.