Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Senior Client Partner


Pat Walsh is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry’s Executive Search practice, based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Mr. Walsh brings a wealth of industry knowledge and global expertise in strategic consulting, having led multiple, major CEO assignments throughout his career for many of the world's leading companies across the agribusiness sector and throughout the industrial market.

In addition to his relationships at the top of the house and his track record of success as a search professional, Mr. Walsh has developed an impeccable reputation with global clients for his strong expertise as a leadership advisor – working closely with organizations to navigate their complex talent and leadership issues.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Walsh was a leader and significant contributor to business growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide. Focused on board director, general management, and financial executive assignments for public and private-equity backed companies, he has helped to build strong CEO and board relationships. In this role, he also served as head of the industrial practice for the Americas, responsible for driving global cooperation across the firm in its largest practice.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Walsh worked at McKinsey & Company, where he developed and led engagement teams serving senior management on strategic talent consulting and organizational issues. Prior to that, he was a CPA at Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Walsh earned a bachelors of science from Miami University of Ohio and a masters of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active community member, and sits on the Board of Governors for the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.