Joseph M. Patrnchak, Principal


Joe Patrnchak’s career has been dedicated to building organizational cultures that produce high levels of workforce engagement, operational excellence, and customer satisfaction.                                                   
Prior to founding Green Summit Partners in 2014, Joe served as Chief Human Resources Officer

at Cleveland Clinic. During his six year tenure, he led an enterprise-wide initiative that transformed the Clinic into an employer of choice, recognized by numerous local, regional, and national awards, and created a “we are all caregivers” culture—with innovative servant leadership, employee wellness, and recognition programs that drove engagement to world class levels and contributed

to a dramatically improved patient experience. 

Prior to joining the Clinic in 2007, Joe served as Chief HR Officer and Senior Vice President at

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. At BCBSMA, he played a key role in reenergizing this mature organization through new leadership development, talent management, and employee work-life and well-being programs that improved engagement to benchmark levels. Previously,

Joe served as Vice President of Human Resources for HP/Compaq/Digital, including leading HR

for the $4.5B Global Customer Services Division, which was cited for five years by IDC, Gartner, and Forrester as the technology industry’s #1 or #2 service business. 

Joe holds an MS in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development from American University; he is also a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, and the International Management Program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He holds a BA in Sociology from Northwestern, where he and his twin brother Carl were defensive co-captains of the football team and members of the All Big Ten Academic Team. 

He is a Board Member of the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership; Cleveland Inner City Tennis Clinics; and Tenacity, Inc., and co-Founder of the Healthcare Human Resources Forum. A frequent conference speaker, Joe is the author of The Engaged Enterprise: A Field Guide for the Servant-Leader, as well as 
journal articles on organizational change, employee engagement, and servant leadership.


Joe divides his time between his home in Boston and his log cabin in Vermont. He is an avid skier, tennis player, and fly fisherman.