Pat holds both a BSE in industrial engineering and an MBA in finance (with distinction) from the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining VetPharm, Pat founded and operated First Funding of New York, a commercial mortgage firm that originated almost a billion dollars in new commercial financing. Before that, he was a project manager for several real estate organizations, overseeing the construction of several high-rise buildings in Manhattan and the management of diversified portfolios of commercial property around the country. Earlier in his career, Pat was a budget analyst at W. R. Grace & Company, a financial analyst in the Treasurers Department of Exxon Corporation (where he also was a member of the team that financed the last section of the TransAlaska Pipeline), and an engineer at Ford Motor Company.
Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, Pat served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bogotá, Colombia. He grew up with a small zoo of animals and later rescued a Doberman Pinscher, Rosie, and an Airedale Terrier, Archie. He now cares for his latest Airedale Terrier rescue, Bowser.