Scott StaubScott serves as Managing Director of Brakeley Search and conducts leadership searches on behalf of their clients. A nonprofit professional for more than 30 years, Scott has achieved consistent success and measurable results in building high performing teams, budgeting and financial analysis, problem-solving, and creativity. Additionally, he has served as both staff and consultant to many nonprofits.

Scott has held the position of executive director for the Friends of San Francisco Public Library and recently Chief Advancement Officer for the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. He holds the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential, the highest available for fundraisers, and is one of 116 people in North America to achieve this distinction. He has been honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Aloha and Silicon Valley chapters as an outstanding fundraising professional.

Scott’s favorite contemplative question is:

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

This quote has long inspired Scott to move beyond fear of failure and to know even if he fails, he will have learned something more than if he hadn’t attempted anything. And he might wildly succeed!

A member of Heart & Soul Center of Light since 2018, Scott became a licensed practitioner (RScP) in July 2023. Scott holds a MPA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. Among his hobbies are food preserving (making pickles and jams) and comic book collecting.

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