R. Patrick Hill

President Emeritus / Consultant

Hill is a Tampa native who joined Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati in 1970. Serving in various Brand Management roles, he became one of the corporation’s senior marketing officers. He departed P & G to explore the advertising business, serving as a senior officer of Griswold Eshleman (Midwest/NYC) and Bozell & Jacobs (West/Southwest) before returning to Florida, where he joined Ensslin & Hall as a partner. Hill “retired” from the advertising business in 1985 to focus exclusively on marketing, consulting, research, product development, and product positioning. His clients span the globe and he has been credited with many national brand programs, business turn-around situations, and numerous domestic and international products launch initiatives.

Hill has been a regular speaker at national conventions and has received awards from all walks of the marketing world. He serves on numerous regional and national boards for not-for-profits, industry panels, and special interest organizations and has been an officer in most of these associations. Hill maintains ongoing involvement in numerous personal and business ventures and associations, many with former executives of Procter and Gamble.  His career has spanned over 40 years of service and his experience has proved invaluable to clients seeking opportunities and fresh ideas.

Today Hill serves as Chairman of the company and is an active participant in strategic planning for clients.  His guidance is instrumental to our research mission and his experience beneficial to the support of our client service team.

A graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A. Marketing), Hill joined with Mario Garcia to initiate the internationally acclaimed Oracle (campus newspaper). Working in print, broadcast, and graphic arts with community partners, Hill helped initiate the original programming of the Mass Communications effort at the University, later serving as President of the Alumni Association and spending more than 15 years on the Foundation Board. He remains involved in television production and has achieved special recognition and the industry’s highest accolades for his work in children’s programming.