VP & CO-FOUNDER
Master of Solutions
Patrick was born with a passion for art, beauty and design. The captivating storytelling of Pixar inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming an animator when he enrolled in Boston’s Northeastern University as an art major. However, uncertain where that degree may lead him, he quickly realized his abilities in mathematics and people were more suited to his minor; business. He switched his major and decided to study “the art” of business. Moving on to GE, Patrick graduated from their Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff, and also found a friend in Brian Niles. Surprising many, he left his GE job and took a risk with Brian to start Seventh Element, the pair’s first joint business endeavor. After being absorbed by a global consumer products company, Patrick served as their Director of Finance before moving on to build Rooster. By co-founding Rooster with Brian and Shana, he has been able to access his business skills while returning to his love of art once again. As the VP of User Experience, Patrick has done all the graphic design for Rooster, creating the look and feel of the company and site you see today.