Pat is the host of Success Wave – a weekly podcast dedicated to sharing ideas on achieving personal and professional success. If you are ready to take on the choppy waters of life, hop on your board and let’s go catch a Success Wave!
With a career spanning 40 years, Pat made a huge impact on Northeast Ohio workplaces and in the human resources profession. He is the former Chairman of ERC, an HR consulting, training, and research organization. Prior to being Chairman, Pat was ERC’s president for 20 years. He is credited with leading ERC’s turnaround beginning in 1998 and guiding the organization to national expansion, resulting in 20 straight years of sustained profitability and growth. Pat is now the host of the Success Wave podcast, a frequent keynote speaker and a business columnist.
Pat is known as an innovator in workplace best practices and is considered a regional thought-leader on hiring and retaining top talent. He is the founder of ERC’s nationally acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program, an award that recognizes best Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. In addition, Pat is the co-creator of ERChealth, a highly successful health insurance program for mid-size businesses in Ohio.
Pat was named Northeast Ohio’s “Best Boss” by Inside Business magazine. His leadership style was characterized as non-traditional and provided team members an opportunity to have great jobs in a unique work environment. Pat is also known as one of the area’s leading advocates for prioritizing employees and their families over profits.
Prior to ERC, he held a variety of human resource and leadership positions with KPMG, University Hospitals/Mednet, and Spherion/AIM Executive. As a writer, Pat has published over 400 business, HR, and leadership articles. He is the HR and business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald. Pat has authored two books: Re-Shape Re-Define Re-Imagine and Business Lessons Learned Along the Way. In November 2018 Pat was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame.
Pat received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. He earned his SPHR certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and is an adjunct faculty member for Lakeland Community College. He has also taught at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace University. Pat is a frequent keynote speaker and leadership facilitator.