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Patricia Muise

With more than two decades of experience in retained executive search, Pat partners closely with her clients on critical organizational and talent management issues. With expertise in consumer markets, Pat advises a diverse client base on building and developing effective leadership teams at the C-Suite and senior executive levels. She is highly regarded both by clients and candidates for her insights and deft relationship skills.


With a focus on early-stage and growth companies, Pat has a deep track record collaborating with equity sponsors and Founder-led companies. She possesses deep domain expertise in direct-to-consumer, wholesale channels and Beauty, Health and Wellness sectors and has recruited key executives for Drybar, Dollar Shave Club, TOMS, Alchemy 43, Markwins Beauty Brands, Dosist, Outerknown, and Kriser’s Natural Pet, among others.


Prior to joining Signal Partners, Pat was a Senior Client Partner in the Consumer Practice of global talent advisor Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters.


Earlier in her career, Pat was an operating executive in the retail and hospitality sectors with Federated, Marriott, and Universal Studios. She was also one of the founders of venture-backed specialty retailer, The Sweet Factory. 


A native New Yorker – but long time Angeleno – Pat earned a Bachelor of Arts in Opera from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  She stills sings in the shower and the car – and is often accompanied by her Beagle, Felonious Blue Monk.