Prior to the foundation, Patrick served as a Principal in the Boston Consulting Group's Social Impact and Consumer Goods Practice Areas. In the Social Impact Practice, Patrick supported higher education institutions in managing operating model changes necessitated by their rapidly changing funding environments. He also supported K-12 transformation at the state, district and charter school organization levels. In Patrick's Consumer Goods work, he focused on consumer insights and marketing, leading efforts at both local and national scale using multiple communication vehicles.
Patrick holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA, in Economics and Political Science, with distinction from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar.