Patrick Ference

Patrick Ference is a Founder and Managing Partner of Amrop Industrial Search, and a Member of Amrop's Executive Board. He is a leader in the North American Industrial, Infrastructure and Energy practice areas for the Amrop Partnership.

Patrick has over 25 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.

As a Member of the Global Board for the Amrop partnership and leader in the Industrial, Infrastructure and Energy practice areas, Patrick applies his combination of direct industrial experience and executive search skills to serve clients and partners around the globe. Patrick is also a sought-after advisor 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.

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

Patrick 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.