Patrick McDonnell

Practice: Healthcare


Life in army greens on Western Samoa, how a greasy cheeseburger helped me make my greatest placement ever, or the time I got turf-slammed by a Secret Service agent, only to be helped up by a very apologetic Jimmy Carter.


New York-born and St. Louis-raised, Pat is a an honorably discharged veteran who served for years as a 12B combat engineer, or Sapper – one of the six elite army groups that gets a shoulder rocker patch. These are the guys who go into combat zones first and make the way clear for everybody else. Pat’s military experience with putting others’ welfare first became a way of life for him, carrying over into the recruiting world where co-workers began calling him Sugar Bear. Because Sugar Bear shares, and Pat believes in sharing information so everyone can benefit. Sound like any recruiters you know? Didn’t think so. And that’s exactly why he’s a perfect fit here at The Agency. And unlike some of his former colleagues, we don’t take his generosity for granted: we reciprocate it.

Adventure brought Pat to Japan, and his love of family and recruiting keeps him here. While working on deals (which includes assisting others in the TA tribe with theirs), he also works on improving life for himself and all of the McDonnells. Pat came on at TA for the freedom and better quality people: well, better got even better with him on board.

What they’re saying about Patrick

“It was really fun getting to know the team during the project. They were all helpful in answering my questions and made me feel at ease. The design ended up being better than I could have envisioned!”

Eve CrawfordProduct Designer

“By far the best team I've ever worked with. They truly understood the look I was going for and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend them as a company, you simply just won't find any better team!”

Aura BrooksGraphic Designer

“Salient is by far the most astonishing WP theme out there! I literally could not be happier that I chose to buy your theme! Your regular updates and superb attention to detail blows me away every time I visit my new site!”

Zak ReidInstructor, Skate Nao

“I'm wondering why I never contacted these guys sooner! Seriously, they all have commendable talent in their respective fields and knocked my concept out of the ballpark. Thanks for an amazing experience!”

Jack GrahamCo Founder, Coffee Inc