Patrick Prout is the leader of the Financial Services practice at Diversified Search, and serves as a member of the Industrial and Board practices.
Prior to joining Diversified Search, Prout had launched his own executive search organization, The Prout Group. In addition to his daily oversight and management of the firm, he conducted senior-level search assignments in its Industrial/Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Corporate Board, and Corporate Infrastructure practices.
Prior to founding his own firm, Prout served as a partner in the Cleveland office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of the Financial Services, Diversity, Chief Financial Officer, and Industrial practices. Additionally, he also conducted successful searches for clients in the insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, entertainment, and sports fields.
Previously, Prout was President and Chief Operating Officer, then Vice Chairman, of Bank One, Cleveland, NA, a $2.5 billion assets affiliate of Banc One Corporation. His career in financial services has 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.