Chris Patrick


consultant name

Chris Patrick Egon Zehnder, Dallas


As the global head of Egon Zehnder’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice, Chris Patrick advises CEOs and boards on recruitment, assessment and succession planning for CIOs, Chief Cyber Security Officers, and other rapidly evolving IT, privacy and cyber risk management roles. He works closely with boards to assess their collective capability and expertise on all aspects of information technology, and cyber risk, security and privacy, and to recruit directors with the relevant expertise to set the strategic agenda for the organization.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Chris was Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Chatham Technologies, an early-stage telecommunications systems manufacturer/integrator. Previously, he was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young Consulting and MD80 Project Manager for McDonnell Douglas in Los Angeles.

Chris earned a BS at Southern Illinois University and an MBA from University of Southern California.

News and Publications

Tahawul Tech – The Rise of the CISO

The CISO role continues to evolve and is now more varied and critical than ever before.

Fluid Boundaries, New Challenges

Legacy organizations must respond – or risk their survival. While each organization will transform itself in a different way, each transformation is certain to have digital at its core, because digital is driving the changes in consumer expectations, markets and products.

In the news - Agenda – Alain Serhan and Chris Patrick – Tapping Internal Talent to Drive Digital Change

Companies facing digital disruption need to elevate the importance of digital expertise and tap their internal talent pool more effectively.

CIO – CIOs Need to Tie Tech Investment to Business Strategy

Companies pursuing digital strategies often recruit new leaders to architect the changes required for growth, reports In such cases CIOs need to take the initiative and show how their IT roadmap is going to help support a business strategy.

Cybersecurity Trends and the Rise of the CISO

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consultant name

Chris Patrick Egon Zehnder, Dallas