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a little about me,
Patty Biernacki

I entered the professional recruiting industry in 2002 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. I started out my career at Management Recruiters of Sacramento, where I was fortunate enough to be trained and mentored by one of the top recruiters in the country. He instilled in me some very effective habits that allowed me to rapidly become a successful and award winning recruiter. In my second year with the company I achieved “Pace Setter” status, given to the top 5% of recruiters nationwide, and was recognized as one of top 20 recruiters in the Western U.S.

In 2006, I started my own firm, PA Hill Executive Search, and I now run a boutique search firm where I am the sole point of contact for both candidates and clients; ensuring a very personalized and thorough approach to my work. For the last 15 years I have recruited in the Power, Energy and Infrastructure sector, with a focus in dams, hydropower and water resources. My clients are predominantly Engineering Consulting firms, Utilities and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Over many years I have cultivated relationships with candidates and clients within this sector. I have a strong understanding of these markets and excellent connections across the country. Outside of recruiting, I am an outdoor enthusiast (hiking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing), and a competitive ultimate frisbee player. I love to travel and spend time with my family.

 “Patty is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with. I consider her in a league of her own. She is thorough, understands the needs and desires of both potential hires and employers, and is very enjoyable to work with. Her genuine nature allows her to quickly build trust, especially with potential hires, allowing her to make real and lasting connections. And she’s got a lot of connections. We initially worked together to identify a mid- to senior-level strategic hire, and our company had very specific needs for the candidate. Discussions started with a top candidate almost immediately and the position was filled within a few weeks. I and several others in my company have now worked with Patty to hire many other talented engineers and scientists. Patty is now my go-to source for recruiting, and the bar is forever raised.”
– Senior Associate with Dam Engineering Consulting firm