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Patrick Prout
Senior Advisor
Tri-State New York
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Professional Profile

Patrick Prout is Senior Advisor within the Financial Services Practice of ZRG Partners. He is also a member of the Industrial/Manufacturing and Corporate Board practices.

Previously, Patrick was a Managing Director with Diversified Search. Prior to joining Diversified Search, he had launched his own executive search organization, The Prout Group, with responsibility for developing and managing the strategic direction and the daily operations of the firm as well as providing leadership for the firm’s Financial Services practice. Additionally, he conducted senior-level search assignments in the Industrial/Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Corporate Board, and Corporate Infrastructure practices.


Patrick was President and Chief Operating Officer, then Vice Chairman, of Bank One, Cleveland, NA, an affiliate of Banc One Corporation with $2.5 billion in assets. His career in financial services also included positions with Bank of America in Los Angeles, Rainier Bank in Seattle, and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. He also held sales and marketing positions with IBM and Miller Brewing Company.

Patrick was commissioned in the US Marine Corps and rose to the rank of Captain. He served two tours of duty in combat and was awarded the Bronze Star medal with combat “V.”

Patrick’s board activities include serving as a Charter Member of the Board of Ideastream and member of the Americas Council of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Patrick is also a member of the board of CEI- Boulos Capital Management.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Services, Industrial, Corporate Affairs, Nonprofit, Social Impact and Diversity, Community Development Finance 


Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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