Executive Senior PartnerPractice: Manufacturing
Location: Atlanta, GA
With extensive experience in aerospace manufacturing, Patrick Whittaker has broad industry knowledge and expertise. A natural at building relationships, he uses his understanding of manufacturing processes and flow to assist candidates and clients in achieving their career and business goals.
Patrick joined Lucas Group in 2014 as an Executive Search Consultant in the Manufacturing division and was promoted to Senior Executive Search Consultant after just nine months. Specializing in supply chain, operations and quality positions, he sources the industry’s top talent for mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations throughout the East Coast. Patrick’s consultative approach is both recognized and appreciated by his clients and candidates. By thoroughly listening to each party’s objectives, he uses his market knowledge to make matches that best suit their needs. Through leveraging his manufacturing experience, he is able to make strong connections with his clients and candidates which lead to successful, long-term placements. With a constant pulse on the marketplace, Patrick stays abreast of emerging trends and recognizes the pivotal role these play in the hiring process.
Prior to Lucas Group, Patrick spent six years working for the world’s largest aircraft cabin interiors manufacturer. Throughout his tenure, he progressed from operations to account management, ultimately being promoted to Account Manager, managing four inside sales representatives. After leaving the company, Patrick made his first placement at Lucas Group with his former employer, demonstrating the power of his relationships as well as his resourcefulness.
Patrick’s determination and tenacity are also evident in his personal life. An avid Cross Fitter, he has participated in numerous “strong man” competitions. He also enjoys cheering for his Gamecocks of Jacksonville State University.