Patti Purcell

Portfolio strategy, design thinking & executive coaching

Patti Purcell
Patti Purcell

Patti has spent more than 30 years “on both sides of the desk” – leading and founding companies and acting as an advisor and mentor to executives.

Patti loves connecting the dots and orchestrating a company’s intricate balance between strategy, people, processes, and technology to create lasting value and a unique business advantage. She helps leaders navigate an increasingly complex global landscape and respond to accelerating demands imposed by boards, customers, competition, and technology – all while retaining a strategic view of the business. She is frequently tapped by entrepreneurs and investment funds as an interim executive.

A builder at heart, Patti has transformed, repaired, and reinvented companies worldwide. Following a career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Patti led or founded multiple companies as Entrepreneur in Residence, CEO, CDO, or COO, including The Body Shop Digital, Abuzz, The Daily Grommet, and Blue Egg. Patti rejoined the consulting world at ThoughtWorks to lead their business strategy unit and kick-start their Global Retail vertical.

Positions held:

CEO, COO, CLO, Founder, Entrepreneur In Residence, Partner, Senior Director, Practice Lead


Delivering value through transformation - defining a bold ambition that goes beyond incremental change - is my passion.