Pat Keith is a highly respected leader with a distinguished career in organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, and performance enhancement. Assembling an extremely wide range of methodologies and talent, he repeatedly succeeds in guiding organizations to achieve unprecedented results in revenue, quality, and productivity.
As an innovative and versatile change agent with a strong business acumen, Pat forges solid relationships with strategic partners and builds consensus across multiple organizational levels. Having worked with many senior executives in Fortune 100 companies and government agencies, Pat has firsthand insight into the C-suite perspective and a talent for working effectively with them.
- Analyzing complex performance challenges and, in collaboration with owning executives, designing custom solutions for large-scale, organization change initiatives,
- Aligning organization’s strategy, structure, leadership, and performance management system to ensure repeatable success and sustainability,
- Mentoring executive leaders and coaching management for leadership effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
- Developing and implementing feedback and performance measurement systems to ensure delivery of results, both near and long term, and
- Assisting Government in lean thinking and performance mgmt.
Specialized consulting services in organization design, organization effectiveness, Human Capital strategy, strategic planning and value enhancement for small companies, Fortune 100s, and government (local, state, Federal). Connections with other specialized consultants allows us to build a specific team tailored to the client's needs.
Retired Executive at US Department of Homeland Security
July 2013 - Present
Am now retired from Federal Service and enjoying life in sunny California. I am available for consultation, discussion, and collaboration.
Principal Executive for Strategic Integration at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
March 2012 - July 2013
Developed the rapid change management process and project timeline for fully integrating the Mission Support function across CBP in order to gain efficiencies and effectiveness in mission for FY13-17. Established benchmarks for the change process, executive communication strategies, and worked with financial information to define benefits in both savings and capability gains.
Director, Organization Design Division at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
November 2010 - March 2012
Led the organization design and deployment of organization for new functions, reset organization to meet new strategic initiatives and led consulting to develop and deploy the initial Table of Organization for all of Customs and Border Protection. Developed tools and techniques for analyzing group climate and successfully used the tools to intervene and remedy in serious organizational issues in four separate divisions in Federal Government and three private sector business units.
Director, Organization Effectiveness at U.S. Post Office
January 2008 - January 2010
Postal executive focused on organization design and effectiveness for U.S. Post Office and global components. Established the first east Asian postal unit focused on business development and intra-governmental postal agreements. Countries included China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, and Cambodia. Developed staffing models, including contractors; pay levels and promotion criteria, and provided guidance to executives in the execution of the new unit.
Senior Consultant at Continuous Learning Group
January 2007 - January 2009
Senior consultant focused on assisting Fortune 100 clients achieve results. Assisted with management consulting, process redesign, business strategy development and planning, and executive coaching. Utilized applied behavioral science to enhance organization effectiveness. For one international corporation, realigned sales and accounts receivable to achieve a richer field for sales prospects and acceleration of accounts payable by 60%, equivalent to $30 million every month in unanticipated revenue.
CIO, Executive Team Member at Texas State Auditor's Office
May 1996 - March 2005
Provided support for management audits; co-developed a competency-based performance management system which won an ASTD award. Served on the board of the Organizational Design Forum as a means to bring organizational science to State government. Established and launched a management consulting group that, with 4 counsultants, provided support to state agency executives and achieved over $3 million annually in customer verified benefits.
Principle Executive, Consultant at PKAdvantage
May 1995 - November 2006
Senior management consultant, owner, focused on cross-border management consulting, international assistance, process improvement, quality systems, and executive coaching. Implemented quality systems to manufacturing plants in Mexico (ISO-9000, FDA, and customer based systems); Provided guidance in green-field (new business) start-ups, coached executives at the C-level, and defined IT systems.
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Field of Study: Organization Design
The University of Texas at El Paso
Field of Study: International Business, Economics
Southern California, Inland Empire
Lake Elsinore, CA
Phone: 512-507-1599 (cell)