Patrick M. Gray
Managing DirectorWashington D.C.
As a former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer and West Point graduate, Patrick understands how the right leadership can inspire a team and empower them to successfully achieve any goal.
Patrick leads Raines’ Industrial, Aerospace, & Defense Practice and a team with deep expertise across all sub-sectors of Diversified Industrials – Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, National Security, Government Services, Packaging, Engineered Components, and more. He also founded Raines’ Security Officers Practice, a division of its Operations Practice.
With 17 years of executive search experience and a rich network, he supports his clients as they transition through any leadership change. In addition to his work with Fortune 1000 companies, Patrick has served leading Private Equity firms across their portfolio companies at the Board and C-suite levels.
Industry & Consulting Experience
After serving in assignments worldwide as an US Army Intelligence Officer, Patrick founded and co-managed an investment company, consulted to an intelligence agency, and worked in corporate development in the technology sector.
He began his executive search career as an Associate and Client Partner at Korn Ferry and later as Managing Partner of Northwind Partners’ Aerospace & Defense Practice. Most recently, he served as the Americas Practice Leader for Heidrick & Struggles in Aviation, Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services.