Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director
Pat has distinguished herself during an extensive career in Silicon Valley as a key executive at top-tier manufacturers and component suppliers, as a distinguished venture-capital investor, as a noted fundraiser and as an active participant in educational organizations, industry trade groups and philanthropic enterprises. At VantagePoint Pat is responsible for executing the firm’s global strategy and overseeing worldwide operations which includes managing deal flow, initiating and tracking investment activity and leading the merger and acquisition team. She travels extensively to Europe, Asia and elsewhere as a Board member of numerous companies in the Information Technology, Clean Energy and Financial Technology sectors. In her role as Director of VantagePoint’s Asia investment team headquartered in Beijing, Pat frequently visits China to advise on regional investments, liaison with government officials and help develop strategic relationships with Asia-based corporations and distribution partners. Pat also heads up VantagePoint’s Washington strategy and oversees corporate lobbying efforts.
For much of her career Pat was an executive at Intel Corporation, where she held a variety of executive management roles and was responsible for worldwide human resources for the Microcomputer Components and Technology Group. Subsequently, she was a Senior Vice President at disc-drive manufacturer Maxtor and software provider NetManage, then one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Pat is a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council, a group of business and former military leaders committed to strengthening U.S. economic and national security through measures that reduce dependence on oil, produce domestic resources with strong environmental standards, accelerate measures to diversify the nation’s fuel sources, and build secure supply chains for batteries, semiconductors and other technologies that will power a 21st century economy that will run on connected, autonomous, shared and electric transportation.