Patrick has spent most of his professional career (spanning almost 20 years) working within the Telecommunications, IT and Technology sectors. Patrick started his career with BT, working closely with the R&D and Research Teams facilitating go to market strategies for new products and services. Patrick held senior Sales, Marketing and Operations positions within the Technology sector before becoming an Entrepreneur and going it alone.
Patrick has been a principle owner of several start up’s so understands what it takes to start, build and exit a company to gain maximum strategic value. Patrick has the ability to see opportunity and build a lateral strategy to take full advantage of changing market conditions, this intuition has in most cases achieved great results.
Patrick has been involved as a principle lead and team member on several MBO’s and company exits over the past decade. Patrick sold his Unified Communications company in 2013, achieving a multiple of 22 times EBITDA (Sold to Private Equity). Patrick understands that selling a company is all about 3 key stages:
- Preparation and Planning
- Developing a Strong Sales Position
- Looking after the Principles after Exit
Patrick has invested in several companies across a diverse range of sectors, including IT and Communications, Recruitment, Entertainment and Hospitality. “I enjoy working with people that are enthusiastic about their business’s and want to help entrepreneurs achieve value for what they have worked hard to build”
In his spare time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and flying. He holds a Light Aircraft Pilots License (LAPL) and is studying to complete his Private Pilot License (PPL). Patrick also enjoys renovating old properties, his current project is renovating and old Olive Press on the island of Corfu.