Pat Ference, Managing Partner

Pat has over 30 years of experience in corporate leadership and senior executive search. Focusing on assignments largely in the industrial sector, he recruits senior executives within all of the major functions including CEO/President, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Human Resources. You can connect with Pat on Linkedin here.

Pat applies his combination of direct industrial experience and executive search skills to serve clients and partners around the globe. Pat is also a sought-after adviser 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. Pat supports the Alzheimer’s Association. You can learn why on our web page about the special organizations ISP team members choose to be involved in here.

Formerly Pat was a Chief HR Officer for two multi-billion dollar NYSE listed companies and chief talent officer for another. 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, re-configuring go-to-market models, international growth/expansion, acquisitions, and executive development and succession.

Pat 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.