William A. Patty

William Patty

Managing Director

Direct: 617.316.9201
Cell: 646.379.9770
[email protected]

1 Stamford Plaza,
263 Tresser Blvd
Stamford, CT 06902

Will is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search and is based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He leverages 25 years of experience in the financial services industry on behalf of executive search clients. For the better part of his career, Will has focused on building networks of talented executive leaders across the technology, healthcare, consumer, energy, financial services and industrial sectors. This network of executive leadership talent provides Will with a mosaic of relationships across varying market capitalization companies. A primary strength of Will’s is his understanding of the importance of evaluating both caliber of talent and workplace cultural fit as indispensable components for team-building success.


Prior to joining the retained executive search team at Robert Half, Will was a founding member of two separate investment management firms focused on sourcing, evaluating and investing with industry specialized talent. His experience includes evaluation and support of hiring for finance, operations, legal, and marketing leadership at multibillion-dollar firms.

In 2015, Will founded a consulting firm offering outsourced business development support for investment firms. The broad scope of work included sourcing, evaluating and hiring elite talent across all senior functional roles. Evaluation of team dynamics and performance has been a consistent focus for Will throughout his career.

Will helps build senior executive leadership teams, including roles such as CEO, President, CFO, COO, CIO, Chief Development Officer, Vice President and Director.

Personal and Professional Activities

Will is married with three children, all of whom enjoy skiing and most sports that involve hitting a ball.

Will is an advisory board member of Goodnation, a technology-driven platform supporting nonprofits by significantly reducing the cost burden of donor acquisition. Goodnation currently supports 800-plus high performing nonprofit organizations globally.

Will is a graduate of Middlebury College.