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Force Multiplier

Patrick Gray

Managing Director

About Patrick

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.

Industry & Consulting Experience

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.

Practice Areas

CEO & Board Industrial Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Private Equity


MBA, Georgetown University

BS, United States Military Academy at West Point

Completed exchange program with Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom


Patrick Gray Featured in Business Insider as Top Space Recruiter6 Takeaways from Raines’ Cybersecurity Leadership Webinar9 Takeaways from Raines’ Private Equity WebinarRaines’ Patrick Gray on Chief Risk Officers in Security MagazineExecutiveBiz’s Top 10 Executive Recruiters list features Raines’ Patrick GrayRaines Launches Chief Security Officers Practice with The Lake Forest GroupThe Chief Security Officer (CSO) in the Post-COVID-19 World: Lessons Learned from Security LeadersPatrick Gray Joins Raines to Expand Management Team and Expertise in Mission Critical Functions
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