Patrick Cott is an experienced leader of fast-paced, high-growth organizations with expertise in Information Technology, Global Operations, Data Analysis, Financial Systems, and Mergers & Acquisitions. He combines strategic planning, hands-on management, and deep-dive work to serve customers and achieve ambitious business goals.  

For 16 years, Patrick served as Chief Information Officer of Stericycle, the global leader in Medical Waste Management, Healthcare Compliance, Communications Solutions, and Environmental and Sustainability Solutions.  He served on the Senior Management Team and helped grow the business from a small start-up that had recently gone public with $30 million in annual revenue and 300 employees to an S&P 500 global company with over $2 Billion in annual revenue and over 24,000 employees. He was actively involved with the integration of over 200 acquisitions.

Prior to Stericycle, Patrick served in various staff and leadership roles at Andersen Worldwide and Andersen Consulting, working on a wide array of internal and client-based IT projects.

Patrick lives in Chicago, and is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  


Why He Uses the Prep Profile

John Clesen introduced Patrick to the PREP Profile last year and was amazed at how a survey so quick and simple to complete could be so accurate and detailed. Since Patrick spent over 30 years helping grow people and their teams, he welcomed the opportunity to work with the group to make the tool more accessible and widely used. John is impressed with how the profile helps individuals and teams be more self-aware, communicate more effectively, and perform better.