The next spotlight in our new series – “Five Minute Friday” – is Patrick Reedy, Managing Director, Polymers, Pigments, and Coatings. Patrick has 12 years of experience as an executive search consultant. His passion for the role and dedication to clients has allowed him to serve a variety of industries which now translates to the niche markets that he manages for SearchPath of Chicago.
With 12 years as an executive search consultant, what keeps you excited?
I am in a business that literally can change people’s lives and build business’ all in one project and then get to do it all over again the next project.
What is your most memorable client story?
I think they are all memorable but the one that comes to mind is when I was searching for a specific background in polymer research and happened to find the candidate in Singapore doing a postdoc. I thought it may be a stretch to present someone so far away, but things worked out and the rest is history.
What is unique to the Polymers, Pigments and Coatings sector?
It is a segment that is ever evolving with strong growth projections. In addition, breakthroughs in research can happen literally any day which make it exciting.
How have the challenges of 2020 changed the way you approach recruiting?
2020 has presented its challenges to all industries and individuals but it has evolved the way that company’s hire. I have had to adapt to the current technology trends as well as video interviews. It takes another level of patience and persistence to make the match between candidate and company happen with these evolutions.
Fun fact about you?
When not working I enjoy live music of all sorts and love to play golf and skiing.