Patrick McDonnell

Vice President Manufacturing & Industrial Team

Pat has been recruiting in Japan for more than 10 years.
He specializes in the Industrial and Automotive industries.
He specializes in Sales and Engineering and has successfully placed several country manager too!



Pat McDonnell was born in upstate New York and then raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of Missouri State University, where he earned a degree in Political Science. While in university he joined the Missouri Army National Guard to help pay for school and became a member of an elite Light Engineering Sapper unit and was sent on several humanitarian missions. Ask him about Western Samoa!

Pat came to Japan in 1992 to teach English. He became a teacher at a private school where he learned about the Japanese education system, managing people and recruiting.

For the last 15 years, Pat has been recruiting in Japan and the Asia Pacific region. He has been an in-house recruiter at several large and famous international firms and on the agency side. He focuses on industrial, automotive and the manufacturing industries.

He loves the outdoors and sports; especially baseball and American Football and practices Aikido here in Japan. Pat is married with two kids and lives in Kisarzu, Chiba, where he enjoys camping and hobby farming.

“I think recruiting is the greatest job. I learn new things every day. You get to meet a lot of new people all the time and help the candidates create better lives and help the clients improve performance.”

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