Patrick started his career with Management Recruiters in Milwaukee, WI. Management Recruiters has been called the “Century 21” of the recruiting industry with over 400 franchise offices around the globe. Patrick focused primarily on entry level to some mid level management positions exclusively for the chemical industry - working on a contingency basis. Next, Patrick relocated to downtown Chicago to join Cook Associates—at the time, one of the country’s largest independent single location executive search firms. There he focused mostly on mid level management to executive level positions exclusively for the chemical industry - working mostly on a retained basis.