Patricia (Pat) Harden founded Harden Partners to help companies be heard, known and valued. Pat brings clients the benefits of a lifelong passion for communication and the desire to help organizations take their game to new levels. Under her leadership, Harden Partners has grown steadily from a one-person consultancy in her guest room to an award-winning, mid-sized agency serving the financial, healthcare and professional services sectors—and the amazing technologies that support them.
As the communications landscape shifts, Pat sees more and more opportunities for organizations to define themselves and increase their impact through both earned and owned media. Pat and her teams have landed clients on the front page of the Sunday NY Times Business section, network TV and on multiple online platforms. These integrated communications campaigns build reputation, drive awareness and can spark leads in consumer and B2B channels.
Prior to forming Harden Partners, Pat headed the SF office of Peppercom and was VP at Gibbs & Soell, both independent, national PR firms. Her corporate career includes senior positions at Fidelity Investments and SunAmerica, as well as start-up OffRoad Capital. She has master’s degrees in English and Journalism from UCLA and an Executive MBA from the Haas School at Cal-Berkeley. A native of Chillicothe, Missouri, Pat has an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University.
An avid reader, theater-goer and traveler, Pat hikes most days in the East Bay hills with Lily, her border collie. She serves on the board of Theatre Bay Area, the leading philanthropy supporting performing arts in the Bay Area and chaired the SF PR Round Table. She and her husband Jeff enjoy making Pinot Noir from their home-based vineyard.