Pat Morrissey is a Partner and National Consulting Practice Leader for Hardesty, LLC. Pat has spent over 25 years working with more than 450 companies across a multitude of industries, from startups to the largest global entities and industry leaders. He is a visionary and creative executive with breadth and depth of experience in enterprise wide operations, most notably in leadership, strategic planning, finance, risk management, program and project execution. Pat’s background and experience in finance, operations and project management puts him in a unique category of executive level consultants that can provide execution excellence while truly understanding the financial drivers and risk factors for a business.
Prior to merging his firm into Hardesty, Pat founded and ran an independent consulting company focused on helping organizations evaluate, optimize and deliver the financial value behind their strategic initiatives. Clients included retail, manufacturing, technology and financial services companies. Pat completed over a dozen unique executive level projects for one large insurance company client over a six-year period.
Pat started his career with Coopers & Lybrand rising to the rank of Senior Manager while providing professional auditing services primarily to technology, financial services and manufacturing companies. He was promoted to work in the firm’s National office in New York where he led their national audit technology program and served on the global integration team during the merger with Price Waterhouse.
After leaving PwC, Pat joined Microsoft, building a project office and managing large-scale, high-profile, enterprise-level projects supporting worldwide programs. Subsequently, he spent nearly a decade at Pacific Life, a leading, life insurance, annuities, and investment products and services company, where he served as Assistant Vice President of the Strategic Planning and Program Management Office (PMO) responsible for product management as well as creating, aligning and driving overall business strategies with practical and innovative business and technical solutions.
Pat is an active CPA and has a BA in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. He was also an International Programs Business and Economics Honor Student at the University of Bradford, England. He is a certified Program and Project Management Professional (PgMP and PMP); and has earned designations in Leadership, Project Management, and Strategic Decision & Risk Management through executive programs at Stanford University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.