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Synergy Group says farewell to a Founder

After 23 years Pat Quade has decided to move on from Synergy to pursue other interests including spending more time with his family. What the next challenge looks like is still uncertain, but he is looking forward to taking some time to decide.

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7 October 2022
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23 years after founding Synergy Group, Pat Quade is stepping back

After 23 years Pat has decided to move on from Synergy to pursue other interests including spending more time with his family. What the next challenge looks like is still uncertain, but he is looking forward to taking some time to decide. No doubt Pat will take the lessons learnt during this fantastic adventure and apply them to his next challenges.

What my professional future might look like has been front of mind for some time. The fact that I love being part of Synergy so much made for a very difficult mental hurdle to overcome when making this decision. In making this announcement, I am confident that it is right for me and leaves Synergy in a good place for the future. - Pat Quade

Pat has been pivotal in building Synergy from humble beginnings 23 years ago to be one of Australia’s leading government management consulting firms.  This journey would not have been possible without significant contributions from so many brilliant and passionate people.  He has been fortunate enough to learn from and have the support and guidance of amazing business and consulting partners, brilliant team members and challenging consulting opportunities.

It takes confidence, courage, and conviction to challenge the way management consulting is delivered to government. Synergy has never been afraid of the that challenge and the impact that comes with demonstrating the real value of our team and our practical approaches. Synergy is an amazing organisation with an enviable culture, market position and great depth of talent. We have built an experienced leadership team in our CEO and Partners, guided by a Board with a strong vision for what Synergy can become.  - Pat Quade

Pat believes that Synergy is well positioned for its future success as he takes this next step in his career.

Synergy’s culture and ‘can do’ attitude and capturing the opportunity is encouraged throughout our organisation. That it is my legacy and what I am most proud to leave behind. I have complete confidence that Synergy and its people are incredibly well placed to excel in their future endeavours. - Pat Quade

Synergy could not be in a better place to accommodate this transition with its new CEO, Toni Marzulli, settled in and new governance arrangements in place.

It has been an honour to have worked alongside Pat; the firm and I will miss his unwavering commitment to the company, and we will champion his entrepreneurial mindset into the future. - CEO, Toni Marzulli 

Pat has made an exceptional contribution to Synergy and will always be held in the highest regard as a founder of the firm. There will be a special place for Pat in the firm and on behalf of the Board, Partners and Synergy team we sincerely thank him for his efforts over many years and wish him well for whatever the future holds. - Executive chair, Robert Kennedy

In 23 years, Synergy Group has grown from two people to a team of over 600 people. This is an achievement that Synergy’s Founder, Pat Quade, leaves behind as he steps back from what is now one of Australia’s leading professional services firms.

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