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Patty Hamm

Executive Consultant & Legacy Planning Practice Lead

Patty has been a human resources executive in both the public and private sectors – working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies helping to lead strategic transformations, build healthy cultures and manage positive outcomes during mergers, acquisitions and sales. Patty has a reputation of building trusted relationships with senior leaders and executive teams within diverse industries – including, computer storage, software, medical technology, consumer electronics, retail and distribution.

Most recently Patty was EVP of Human Resources at Datalink where she led the HR function for this $700M organization. Prior to that, she had HR Leadership roles at Imation, Fingerhut, Petters Group and Polaroid.

Patty is skilled at facilitating career conversations and understands the personal challenges of managing through unexpected work transitions. She knows first-hand the journey for a successful executive career, and lends her human resources expertise to help Navigate Forward clients find their passion, path and, ultimately, the right place. Patty brings a style of high energy, action orientation, and agility to the Navigate Forward team.

Outside of work, Patty carries her high energy to the playground. She loves to be outdoors, and bikes, golfs, hikes and downhill skis. In the past, travel for work has taken her worldwide, but now she is filling her bucket list with leisure travel. The important part of her activities – family, friends, and dog in tow!

Articles by Patty

Professional Woman Packing A Box Of Office Belongings After Being Let Go From Her Job

When (and Why) to Award Outplacement Benefits

Companies that actively support VP and C-Suite executives during separation can significantly improve cooperation during transition and strengthen your employment brand.

Case Study On Legacy Planning With Healthcare Attorney

Legacy Planning Helps Outgoing Corporate Attorney Plan a Fulfilling Next Chapter

After a 35-year career, Jim Jacobson wanted to create a clear roadmap for what came next.

Exhausted And Frustrated HR Leader With Head On Desk

Succession Plans Stalled? 5 Ways to Unclog Your Talent Pipeline

Figuring out “what’s next” at the end of a successful corporate career can be anything but easy. Companies that help outgoing execs plan their legacy can streamline transition for all involved.

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