Patrick is a founder and managing partner at Saltgrass Ventures, a founder friendly private
equity firm combining investment and consulting expertise. Saltgrass creates high returns with
low risk by investing in areas where we have strategic insight and can help drive adoption at
Patrick is co-founder of vLAB and previously Chief Strategist at ETR&D (Enterprise
Technology Research & Development) and brings over twenty years of experience in credit,
private and public equities, He has developed a holistic perspective to investing in
emerging, disruptive technologies. He built his career on deep proprietary research and utilizing
unique data sets.
Patrick joined ETR&D after eight of investing in technology equities at Invesco, in this capacity,he focused on small and mid-cap companies. He also led Invesco’s efforts in late stage venture investing including Facebook. Prior to Invesco, he spent twelve years at DG Capital, Carlson Capital and ECT investing in public and private technology and energy equities.
Patrick began his career in commercial banking in New Orleans. He serves as a mentor/
advisor to Station Houston, Founder Institute and Capital Factory accelerators and as the
President of the Houston Angel Network (HAN) and chairs the Technology Investment
Committee and the Energy Investment Committee. He is also a member of three Houston X