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Patrick Ropella is the Chairman and Founder of The Ropella Group. Under his leadership, Ropella has transformed into a leading global executive search firm that has revolutionized recruiting through the propriety SmartSearch® System, providing organizations with unparalleled quality and precise hiring results.

Patrick has more than 35 years of experience in executive search across many industry sectors, including C-suite and Board level, PE (and VC) backed firms, and family office investors. He places candidates that are “best-fit” and ready to drive maximum impact. Ropella clients include the following: Origin Materials, General Electric, DOW, BASF, Georgia Pacific, SONY, Nike, Clorox, Pfizer, PPG, Revlon, Baxter Labs, TE Connectivity Ltd., Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Sherwin Williams, and many more.

Patrick is the author of The Right Hire, which gives proven principles and strategies to identify, attract, motivate, and measure talent in any field. He writes regular content that focuses on best hiring practices, recognizing high-impact leadership, and career transition. His C-suite and investor insights are featured in a long list of industry publications worldwide.