Patrick Gray


Office Location: Washington

Phone: +1 202 3314900

Patrick Gray is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington D.C. office and is the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Practice leader for the Americas. He provides retainer-based talent and leadership consulting solutions to clients spanning aerospace, defense, industrials, and government services (technology, professional services, technical services, cyber).

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Patrick was at a boutique firm where he established the group’s Washington D.C. office. He specialized in the aerospace, defense, national security and government services practice, as well as the general industrial and private equity sectors. He has more than 13 years of experience.

Earlier in his career, Patrick was an associate and principal at a global executive search firm where he managed and executed most of that firm’s aerospace and defense industry searches across C-suite positions and board-level placements. Before his career in executive search, Patrick was a US Army intelligence officer and served in worldwide assignments in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He also founded and co-managed an investment company, consulted to an intelligence agency and worked in corporate development in the technology sector.


Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.