With more than two decades in retained executive search, Pat is an expert in consumer and retail markets. She advises a diverse group of clients on building leadership teams at the C-Suite and senior executive levels and is highly regarded both by clients and candidates for her insights and deft relationship skills.
With a focus on early-stage and growth companies, Pat has an extensive track record collaborating with equity sponsors and Founder-led companies, particularly in direct-to-consumer, wholesale channels, as well as the Beauty, Health + Wellness sectors. She has recruited key executives for Drybar, Dollar Shave Club, TOMS, Alchemy 43, Markwins Beauty Brands, Dosist, Outerknown, and Kriser’s Natural Pet, among others.
Prior to Signal, Pat was a Senior Client Partner in the Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Earlier in her career, Pat was an operating executive in the retail and hospitality sectors with Federated, Marriott, and Universal Studios. She was also one of the founders of venture-backed specialty retailer, The Sweet Factory.
A native New Yorker (but longtime Angeleno!) Pat earned a Bachelor of Arts in Opera from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She stills sings in the shower and the car – often accompanied by her Beagle, Felonious Blue Monk.