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Pati Kelly

Executive Recruiter / Senior Partner | Wire & Cable | Tools | Cable Harnesses

Pati originally joined Egret Consulting in 2000, recruiting in the Electrical and Lighting field and returned in 2013 as an Executive Recruiter for Wire & Cable. In 2023, she was promoted to Senior Partner to help with the expansion into the electrical distribution channel. Pati has over 25 years of sales experience including pharmaceutical sales and account management. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration-Marketing and a B.S. in Home Economics from Mississippi State University.

Pati concentrates on working with Wire and Cable manufacturers including bare copper, control, and automation cable, building wire, low voltage, industrial, high voltage, specialty cable (mining, marine, portable, etc.). Her clients range from major manufacturers of industrial and utility products to players in retail and datacom. Pati works with smaller value-added manufacturers of wiring harnesses and cable assemblies and follows the channel to manufacturers of connectors, wire nuts, lugs, grounding rods, tools, and cable trays. She also recruits in the commercial and industrial distribution channel segments of the industry.

Pati specializes in building relationships with her clients to fully understand their needs in order to bring them the right candidate for positions including all levels of sales, operations, plant management, engineering, marketing and product management.

Pati has been a speaker for the Wire Association as well as other manufacturing industry events and has written articles for the Wire Journal.  She is a member of Wii (Women in the Electrical Industry) and Women in NAED ( National Association of Electrical Distribution) and has been a mentor for Empowering Women in the Electrical industry.

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Specialty Areas

  • Wire & Cable
  • Retained Search
  • Contingent Search
  • Electrical Manufacturing
  • Electrical Distributors