Rob Patterson, Ph.D.
“My passion is working with people to provide them and their organizations an understanding of what they need to be successful.”
Rob focuses on consulting with his clients to assess their organization and its culture, identify and develop talent through selection and development assessment, and promote effective leadership practices through 360 feedbacks and performance and executive coaching. He has also worked with clients to develop and/or streamline their overall talent-management process. In addition, he leads a community of practice within CMA to identify strategies to best support the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and other support structures within the ecosystem. Light-hearted by nature, he often uses humor to break the ice and foster trusting relationships with peers and clients, regardless of the industry.
Before joining the CMA family, Rob was the Lead Measurement Consultant in the training and development arm of the Veteran’s Health Administration where he worked on both clinical and non-clinical projects. While there, he made significant contributions by creating face-to-face and virtual training programs and evaluating their effectiveness, consulting on the creation of leadership development programs, designing surveys for dissemination across the system, and leading teams to plan for the implementation of organizational changes.
Rob earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Missouri – Columbia and his Master’s degree in Research Methods and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University. He wrote his dissertation on factors that predict resistance to organizational change, which helps him immensely working with clients.
Rob lives in the Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son in nearby Tower Grove Park, Botanical Garden, and the many great restaurants in the neighborhood. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, writing, and volunteering on boards of local nonprofit organizations, including the Zoo Young Professionals.
You can follow Rob on Twitter @DrRobPatterson.