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About Patrick Ference

Patrick has deep expertise in guiding companies through an inflection point of change (growth/expansion, turnaround, strategic shift, etc.). Focusing on senior executive assignments across a variety of sectors including manufactured industrial products, industrial technology, defense/aerospace, electrical & electronic equipment, metals & mining, and consumer durables, he recruits within all of the major functions including CEO/President, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, and Human Resources.

Patrick applies a rare combination of direct corporate experience with executive search experience to serve clients and partners around the globe. With a broad global corporate background, Patrick is also a sought-after advisor to senior executives, providing executive recruitment and organizational consulting services to small/mid-cap industrial clients, ranging from publicly traded to private equity and family owned.

Formerly Patrick was a Chief HR Officer for two multi-billion dollar NYSE listed companies and chief talent office for another publicly-traded company. His deep understanding of stakeholder needs in executive recruitment comes from a unique perspective gained in key roles spearheading operating company turnarounds and company-wide initiatives such as corporate strategy, goal/policy deployment, reconfiguring go-to-market models, international growth/expansion, acquisitions, and executive development and succession.

Patrick was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a Corporate Executive Program at the Graduate School of Management at Rice University.

Patrick is based in Raleigh, NC

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