Patrick joined WTI in 2012. Prior to joining WTI, Patrick spent close to 9 years at Pinnacle Ventures where he focused his investment efforts on building the portfolio in the technology area, and in particular in the consumer, internet and software sectors. He was the lead partner on Fab, Nextdoor, Bonobos, BuyWithMe (acquired by Gilt Groupe), Chegg.com, Diapers.com/Quidsi (acquired by Amazon), DropCam, Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes (acquired by Warner Bros.), H.Bloom, Jasper Wireless, JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Lotame, Newport Media, Pandora Media (NYSE: P), Pentaho, Qumranet (acquired by RedHat), StumbleUpon, Zazzle.com, Zecter (acquired by Motorola) and Zipcar (Nasdaq: ZIP).
Before joining Pinnacle Ventures, Patrick was with the private equity group at JPMorgan Partners where he started and led the software investment practice. Patrick was a lead investor in a number of early-stage technology companies including VMWare (NYSE: VMW), PentaSafe (acquired by NetIQ), Content Technologies (acquired by Baltimore Technology) and Tidal Software (acquired by Cisco). Prior to JPMorgan Partners, Patrick helped start Access Technology Partners, a venture fund closely affiliated with Hambrecht & Quist, where he led the software sector and made several investments, including Crossworlds (Nasdaq: CWLD, acquired by IBM), Cygnus (acquired by RedHat), Liberate (Nasdaq: LBRT), Motive (Nasdaq: MOTV), Niku (Nasdaq: NIKU) and SupportSoft (Nasdaq: SPRT). Before Access Technology Partners, Patrick oversaw the software M&A Group for Hambrecht & Quist as a Vice President. Earlier in his career he worked in the Restructuring Group at Merrill Lynch in both New York and London.
Patrick received an undergraduate degree with Honors from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.