Patrick Friel


Managing Partner

Executive Search Experience

For almost 30 years, Pat has provided executive search and leadership advisory services to a broad range of clients. Before joining Lochlin Partners, he served as the Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington office and was a key member of the firm’s senior leadership team. Pat began his search career with a boutique firm in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Pat works extensively with clients in trade and membership associations, corporations, government, and nonprofits, helping these clients build world-class management teams. Pat provides particular expertise in recruiting senior executives in the areas of general management, government affairs, public affairs and communications, marketing, financial management and human resources.

“When you spend enough time in an industry you see better ways to do things. At Lochlin we’ve been able to revisit executive search from the client’s perspective—what matters to them most. It’s incredibly gratifying when you see that your ideas come to fruition and have an impact.” – Pat Friel

Other Experience

Pat began his career in local government, working in land planning and economic development in Tidewater, Virginia. He serves as the President of the Frostburg State University Foundation Board of Directors and is a current member and former chair of their College of Business Advisory Board.


Pat graduated from Frostburg State University with a BS in Urban Geography and Cartography.