Patrick Gray leads Raines’ Industrial Practice and Raines’ Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services Practice, a subsector of Industrial. Patrick’s team has 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 20 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.
After serving in assignments worldwide as a U.S. 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.
MBA, Georgetown University
BS, United States Military Academy at West Point
Completed exchange program with Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom