About Patty Phillips,
Retained Search Specialist and Career Management Coach
Patty's track record of experience with all sides of the talent acquisition process make her ideally suited to be your trusted executive recruiter for middle and senior management roles in almost any industry, or your career coach with a unique focus on helping recent college graduates and younger adults in the early stages of their careers.
Her career began as a commercial banker for JPMorgan Chase, where she counseled business owners whose companies generated between $10 - $250 million in annual revenue. After a ten year pattern of career progression she became introspective about her own comparative advantage, finally recognizing that her sales success was tightly tied to an ability to read the true motivations of others. She began to explore career paths where she could utilize this comparative advantage more often. After making her career-changing discovery, Patty left Chase to manage the upstate New York operation for Drake Beam Morin, a global outplacement consulting firm. At DBM she helped hundreds of downsized professionals transition successfully from one career path to another. Patty was next recruited to head up the Career Management Office for the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, a top 30-ranked MBA program, where proper matching of student talent to employer needs increased the school’s graduating student employment rate and national ranking during her leadership tenure.
Patty graduated with a BA from St. John Fisher College, and received her MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She lives in Webster, New York with her husband Randy and their two children, Megan and Mitch. She also serves on the board of Lifespan, a Rochester-based not-for-profit that helps older adults take on the challenges and opportunities of aging. She is a past recipient of Rochester’s 40 Under 40 Award, a graduate of Leadership Rochester, and a founding member of the Rochester chapter of the Moxie Exchange, a women's professional development group.