Pat is Co-Founder and Chairman of Impact Tech Ventures (ITV), a company specialising in accelerating social impact technologies in the APAC region. ITV has a significant regional network of entrepreneurs, corporate partners and investors, and plays a hands-on role in building partnerships, creating and managing regional operations. These partnerships have included Indian energy corporations and investment groups.
He has nearly 30 years’ experience in technology commercialisation and APAC business development in telecommunications, software, energy, education and professional services, including work with major companies in the Indian ICT sector. He has founded three companies, been an angel investor in three, and held global responsibilities for sales, marketing, partnering and strategy.
Pat has provided funding or commercialisation support to more than 700 early stage companies. For five years, he was an Adviser to Commercialisation Australia and its successor, Accelerating Commercialisation, and subsequently was Director of that national program. His personal portfolio as an Adviser achieved a more than 6X valuation lift in four years.
Pat has held board and advisory board roles in technology and non-technology companies and regularly delivered programs in entrepreneurship and growth strategy in Sydney and Hong Kong. He is co-author of ‘Enterprise & Venture Capital’ (2009), sponsored by AVCAL and launched by the industry minister, considered a reference book for the industry. He is a contributing author and co-editor of ‘Angel Financing in APAC’ (2016), covering early stage investing activity and tech ecosystems across the region.
Pat’s original qualifications are in economics and statistics and he holds an MBA from the AGSM.