Patrick Smith

Pat comes to Riverstone as an independent consultant providing expertise on Leadership and Talent Selection and Development.  He is a results-focused practitioner-scholar, with significant experience driving international human resources initiatives, including leader development, performance management, change management, organization development, assessment, strategic performance modeling, benefits, compensation, staffing, succession planning, sustainable development, and coaching.

He is especially interested in the use of assessment centers for coaching initiatives that focus on organization and leader development that foster sustainable business practices. He has published work in assessment center methodology and adult development, Performance Variation in Assessment Center Simulations (2013, ProQuest). He has served as senior director of human resources for Serologicals Corporation, senior organization development professional for Dex Media, senior change consultant for Delta AirLines, and director of human resources for SITA S.C.

Pat is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Association for Psychological Science, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The International Coach Federation, and The Society of Human Resources Management. He is also a certified compensation professional, a certified benefits professional, a global remuneration professional, a senior professional of human resources, and professional certified coach. He is a native English speaker, fluent in French, and has an understanding of Swedish and German. He has worked primarily in the Middle East, in Europe, and in the US.

Pat earned a doctoral degree in human and organizational systems, and a master’s degree in human development from the school of Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University. He has a second master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University in the city of New York, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from St. John’s University.