Patrick McWhinney is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Partners and Insight Collaborative. Synthesizing executive and academic experience, Mr. McWhinney works with an extensive client base, providing consulting and training services to corporate executives, professionals and government officials worldwide. He specializes in advising corporate executives on negotiation, leadership, and team effectiveness in the financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance and technology sectors. His current practice includes an innovative combination of facilitation, advice, and coaching for senior management teams to optimize team health and effectiveness in alignment with their organization’s core values.
Mr. McWhinney is recognized as an international expert in mediation, negotiation and conflict management, and was a special advisor to the first Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mr. McWhinney has held positions as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School. He is a former Training Co-director of the Harvard Mediation Program and a former Associate at Stitt Feld Handy Houston ADR Ltd. A Canadian who speaks proficient German, he earned a bachelor’s degree at McGill University and a master’s degree from Harvard University in conflict management.
Mr. McWhinney has been a Young Global Leader (YGL), an honor bestowed by the World Economic Forum recognizing two hundred distinguished leaders under the age of 40 from around the world. He collaborates with other YGL members to develop, design and implement humanitarian initiatives to positively impact global change.