Having delivered business solutions around the world as an entrepreneur, executive, corporate innovator, investor and West Point Engineer– Patrick brings a global outlook to his entrepreneurial, investor and innovation pursuits. Prior to Render (a $30M fund focused on the Midwest/South) Previously Patrick started and exited three technology companies in the software, health and data analytics space and served as the VP of Growth, Startups & Technology of a $100M Venture Capital fund of funds focused on corporate innovation. Patrick’s passions are to help be a megaphone for the innovation ecosystem in the Midwest; help startups grow and scale; and, help large corporations innovate through startups.
From Silicon Valley to the Targaw Valley in Afghanistan and from Rwanda to rural America, Patrick’s leadership and expertise in operations and team dynamics are built on trust, transparency and communication. From a West Point grad and Airborne Ranger to leading the National Policy Council for Innovation with the Application Developers Alliance in Washington, DC, Patrick has time-and-again demonstrated his proficiency in moving organizations from activity to impact. He has been published internationally in books like the “Startup Blueprint – 7 Skills for Founders, Builders and Leaders” and keynoted several events such as SXSW and Ogilvy’s CommonHealth Worldwide Marketing Summit talking everything from iInnovation, to healthcare to scaling from the battlefield to the boardroom.