Winfield, IL 60190
Patrick Atkinson is a consultant at Grahall, LLC. He has been involved in the executive search business for 25 years and has owned and operated Waterford Executive Group since 1990. He has specialized in the recruitment of professionals in Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits for the last 18 years. His clientele consists of consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance companies and a broad variety of multi-national corporations.
The value he brings to clients is his ability to not only read and understand the technical aspects of an open position/search assignment, but to truly match the personality traits and cultural mores of the candidate to the hiring organization. His style is that of a partner to his clients, working together to achieve the same goal.
Prior to establishing his own recruiting firm, Patrick was a Director for Search Centre Inc., a boutique recruiting firm that specialized in the placement of professionals in Human Resources, Actuarial, Benefits Consulting, and other human resources positions. He was responsible for training and managing a team of recruiters that worked on a national basis. His career started at CPS Inc., a medium sized recruiting firm, where he was tasked with placing management professionals in manufacturing and distribution. He was named Rookie of the Year and promoted to section manager in his first year.
Patrick holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science-Public Law from Northern Illinois University, where he was player/coach on the Ice Hockey team for 3 full seasons. He is married and has two children.