Patrick Gray, Managing Director and Industrial Practice Leader at Raines International
Patrick Gray is currently the managing director and industrial practice leader at Raines International, working out of the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area. He has 17 years of executive search experience and is able to support his clients as they transition through leadership change.
Gray is at the head of a team with deep expertise across all sub-sectors of diversified industrials, including aviation, aerospace and defense, national security, government services, packaging and engineered components, among others. He is credited for having launched Raines’ Security Officers Practice, focused on talent proficient in the areas of physical and cyber security, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Gray has been with Raines for less than two years, bringing with him insights gained from having participated in the C-suite talent selection of Fortune 1000 companies.
Gray began his executive search career as an associate and client partner at Korn Ferry and later as managing partner of Northwind Partners’ Washington, D.C., office and industrial practice. Most recently, he served as the Americas practice leader for Heidrick & Struggles in aviation, aerospace, defense and government services.
Earlier in his career in the private sector, Gray founded and co-managed an investment company, consulted for an intelligence agency and worked in corporate development in the technology sector.
Prior to his leap into the corporate world, Gray served as a U.S. Army intelligence officer.
Gray earned his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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