Over his 25-year career, Patrick has advised over 100 companies while employed by high-yield juggernauts DLJ Los Angeles, Salomon, and Highland Capital. He holds a Chicago Booth MBA, CPA, and is a CFA Charterholder. He helps firms raise capital, restructure finance teams, negotiate effectively with financial counterparties, and increase their profitability. As a freelancer, Patrick enjoys working with a variety of firms and stakeholders.
Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Private Equity
2004 - 2014
Highland Capital Management
Evaluated and executed numerous strategic business line acquisitions and divestitures, including the sale of Highland’s European CLO business to Carlyle Group in 2012.
Negotiated diplomatically and successfully with “hostile” bank group during 2008 / 2009 credit crisis, resulting in a highly favorable outcome for Highland.
Restructured finance team to streamline span of control due to transition to Head of Private Equity.
Implemented highly successful “playbook” approach to process documentation in order to improve operating efficiency across the firm.
Promoted to Partner as first non-investment professional in firm's history.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Finance Process Improvement, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Strategy, Bank Debt Raises, Financial Restructuring, Portfolio Analysis, Private Equity, Capital Raising
2000 - 2004
Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney
Completed representative transactions, including sole-managed high-yield offerings and exclusive sell-side engagements.
Raised equity and debt capital for category-leading firms such as Gamestop (IPO), Brinker International Restaurants (convertible debt), and Rent-Way (high yield offering).
Advised board special committees on sell-side transactions involving companies such as Kinko's, Dean Foods, and Travelocity.
Focus areas: High Yield, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
1998 - 2000
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Worked in the Los Angeles office and focused on developing capital structure alternatives using detailed financial models; calculated and analyzed liquidity and leverage and coverage ratios; valued companies using DCF, IRR, and comparable company analysis; and modeled and set financial covenants.
Executed in excess of ten transactions including IPOs, high-yield offerings, and M&As for financial sponsor clients across a wide variety of industries.
Served on projects with clients such as Bell Sports, Hollywood Video, Intertainer (video on demand), Crown Media (Hallmark Channel), Taco Cabana, and multiple private equity firms including TPG, Brentwood Associates, and Ares Capital.
Focus areas: High Yield, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Financial Model Auditing, Pitch Deck Financials, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Comparable Company Analysis, Leveraged Buyout Model
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance and Accounting
1995 - 1997
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
Bachelor's degree in Finance
1989 - 1993
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Negotiations: Advanced Master Class
JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Executive Education