Vice Chairman, Business Assurance, Coopers & Lybrand

1993 to 1998     Vice Chairman, Business Assurance (Audit)

Pat was senior member of firm management with operational responsibility for the largest line of business with 1998 revenues of $1.25 billion.  Over the period from 1993 to 1998, this practice was consistently among the largest and fastest growing in the Big Six.

Beginning in 1993, Pat oversaw the transformation of the business with the introduction of technology to better manage and serve clients and developed value adding new services that aggregated $300 million in 1998.  Enhanced audit processes resulted in substantial savings in personnel, operating and litigation costs.  Effected substantial cultural change.

From 1996 to 1998, Pat was also Chairman, International Accounting and Audit Board, a group comprising the leaders of member firm audit practices, responsible for replicating the aforementioned assurance processes and products throughout the global Coopers & Lybrand firm.

In the merged PricewaterhouseCoopers firm, from July to September 1998, Pat was the Director of Global Assurance Services, one of five senior partners responsible for the $6 billion global merged practice.

1992 to 1993     Vice Chairman, Client Service and Relationship Management

Responsible for enhancing the service to, and profitability from, client relationships.  Introduced programs to monitor client satisfaction and to increase client penetration with value adding services.  Also developed and introduced industry based client targeting and relationship management programs firm wide.  Financially and culturally very successful.

1991 to 1992     Vice Chairman, Midwest Region

One of six Regional Vice Chairmen, responsible for a $500 million in revenue multi-services business in twenty-one, mostly middle market offices in ten states.  Established focus on revenue production and organizational efficiency.

1990 to 1991     Managing Partner, Chicago Office

Energized an under invested practice, restoring growth and profitability.

1985 to 1990     Managing Partner, Hartford Office

Rebuilt a troubled, merged, middle market practice, restoring growth and profitability.

1970 to 1985     Practice Professional, Detroit

Served clients from entrepreneurial to Fortune 500 in manufacturing, health care and financial services.  Developed excellent client service, managerial, decision-making and technical skills.   Admitted to the Partnership in 1979.   

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