In January 2006, Pat rejoined IDG Ventures SF after a 20-year career at media giant International Data Group (IDG) where he managed media and venture capital operations. Pat was founder and CEO of IDG’s Digital News Publishing subsidiary, Publisher and CEO of its PC WORLD Communications subsidiary, and finally CEO of IDG itself overseeing media, market research, and event businesses in more than 50 countries. As a publishing executive, Pat has been a tireless champion of new media, and an advocate for the positive effect of information technology on organizations and individuals.
Pat was founder and Managing General Partner of IDG Ventures in San Francisco, and a founder and General Partner of IDG Ventures Atlantic in Boston and IDG Ventures Europe in London. Pat has invested in more than a dozen early-stage I.T. and new media investments which have collectively returned more than seven times their committed capital. Some of Pat’s board and observer seats have been Babycenter.com, FutureTense, Spinner.com, Service Metrics and Andromedia. Pat currently sits on the board of Quova. Before joining IDG, Pat held a number of publishing and editorial management positions with Ziff-Davis Publishing and Cahners Publishing, and earned a B.A. from Harvard University.