We expect any career path to show increasing responsibility and acknowledgement by peers, but in a chaotic and uncertain business environment, careers can go wrong for any number of reasons. If adversity is a test of character, what about the trauma of losing one’s title as CIO? When an IT leader falls from grace, how does he or she re-establish a career and regain lost ground?
Chris Patrick, Global CIO Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder
Chris is based in the Dallas office of Egon Zehnder International. He is a core member of our Global Technology Practice Group and led the North American Technology Practice. Chris also leads the Firm’s Global CIO Practice. He has led ... More View all posts
Chris is based in the Dallas office of Egon Zehnder International. He is a core member of our Global Technology Practice Group and led the North American Technology Practice. Chris also leads the Firm’s Global CIO Practice. He has led senior level engagements for multinational clients and early stage companies across a broad spectrum of the technology landscape including CIO engagements for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Chris spent over 15 years in a variety of operations and technology leadership roles. At McDonnell Douglas, Chris managed the manufacturing/tooling group supporting both military and commercial aircraft manufacturing. He later became Project Manager for the MD80 program where he oversaw the implementation of key product engineering changes. While at Ernst and Young, he managed IT/systems consulting engagements for a variety of domestic and international technology based clients. In 1998, Chris joined Chatham Technologies, a start-up telecommunications systems manufacturer/integrator. In two years, Chris was a member of the senior management team that grew the business to over $500 million in sales prior to the company being acquired by Flextronics. As CIO/Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Chris played a key role in leading the technology implementation, evaluation and due diligence of multiple acquisitions in the U.S., Europe and South America. Less View all posts