Patti joined Havas in 2012 and in January of 2013 assumed the role of Chief Talent Officer for Havas Creative, which encompasses being Global Chief Talent Officer for Havas Worldwide and Arnold Worldwide. In these roles, Patti is responsible for the strategic leadership of talent management initiatives, organizational culture and strategy, and working with leadership across agencies to create a great work environment.
Prior to joining the agency, Patti ran her own consulting business that specialized in providing small and mid-size firms with leadership development, performance management, change management, and executive coaching services.
In mid-2010, she completed a 20-year career at D&B (Dun & Bradstreet), where for the last nine years she held the position of SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, in addition to leading the company’s global internal communications function. In this role, she was responsible for leading a key component of the company’s strategy, Winning Culture, which led to large improvements in employee engagement and customer satisfaction and industry recognition in Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies. She was a trusted partner to two CEOs, C-suite peers, and the management liaison to the Compensation & Benefits Committee of the Board of Directors.
Prior to serving as the Chief HR Officer, Patti served as VP of Winning Culture, VP & Assistant Corporate Secretary, AVP Event Marketing and as Chief of Staff. In addition, she spent the early part of her career working on Wall Street in institutional shareholder marketing and communications.
Patti is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Management. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the President’s Business Council and on the Kania School of Management Advisory Board. She also serves on several not-for-profit boards and volunteers her time at other not-for-profit organizations. Patti resides in New Jersey with her two sons and three Bichon Frises.