Patricia Carl


Patricia Carl is the CEO of Highland Performance Solutions, a woman-owned organizational consulting firm. With extensive experience as an operator and practitioner, she has gained invaluable insights working closely with executives, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, navigating the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in these dynamic environments. Patty’s expertise lies in understanding how to help clients optimize their operations to achieve their strategic objectives. Her hands-on experience and strategic guidance have proven instrumental in driving organizational success and maximizing value for clients across various industries.

Before founding HPS, Patty held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer for public and private firms. She holds variety of leadership roles on executive boards with deep expertise with board-level consulting, due diligence talent assessment, executive assessment, executive coaching, executive team alignment, organizational design and development, succession planning, workforce planning, change management and high potential leadership development.

Patty’s industry experience spans private equity, healthcare, retail, education, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and nonprofit sectors. She has collaborated with a diverse range of clients from startups to Fortune 500 clients. Patty’s ability to adapt to different industries and client needs demonstrates her agility as a consultant.

As a thought leader, Patty’s insights have been featured in reputable publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Entrepreneur Magazine. She frequently shares her expertise as a guest lecturer, covering topics ranging from conscious capitalism to leading high-performing teams.

Patty holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is a former practicing therapist. She is certified in Hogan Leadership Series, Human Performance Improvement: Association for Talent Development, Situational Leadership: Center for Leadership Studies, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis: Management Resource Group.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and pursuing new adventures—whether that be running with the bulls in Pamplona, living in Scandinavia or night safaris in South Africa.