SVP, Corporate Development
Patrick has 20 years of experience leading corporate development, finance and legal teams. He globally grows, balances and transforms companies via strategic initiatives, capital markets transactions, new market development, real estate investment trust (REIT) structuring and operational alignment among the sales, product, corporate and legal functions.
At EdgeConneX, Patrick leads global corporate development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including responsibility for structuring and executing EdgeConneX’s corporate strategies and growth initiatives. Patrick is a frequent keynote speaker and event panelist for the data center and REIT industries.
Previously, Patrick was with Equinix, where he directed the global data center’s conversion to a REIT and acted as lead counsel on debt placements. He also has served as the general counsel / chief legal officer for a public REIT, an in-house counsel to a large financial institution concentrating on global corporate investment banking, and a capital markets advisor while at a multinational law firm.
Patrick graduated from the College of William & Mary (where he has taught International Business Management as an adjunct professor) and the University of Tennessee College of Law.