Pat is the U.S President for mcgarrybowen leading the charge for the agency's flagship office in New York, as well as in Chicago and San Francisco.
Most recently, Pat was the President of independent agency Translation and prior to that was BBH North America CEO for three and half years. During his tenure, he expanded the agency's offerings in several ways, most notably acquiring and integrating digital agency Domani Studios. He oversaw the agency's work with Sony PlayStation that reversed years of decline, moving the brand from third to first place within weeks of launch, a place it has sustained despite being outspent three to one. During this time, the agency worked on the launch for the new season of Netflix's House of Cards and earned one of the industry's highest accolades, an Integrated Grand Prix at the Cannes Creativity Festival.
Pat also was the Chief Operating Officer of McCann North America, where he co-led the turnaround of the 400-person, global headquarters of the world's largest marketing network and provided operational leadership of the 1,400-person North American region. Previously at McCann, as Global Managing Director, Pat oversaw the network's top 15 global businesses, including American Airlines, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, and Coca-Cola.
From 2005-2010, Pat was the Chief Marketing Officer for Travel Channel Media. Prior to the Travel Channel, Pat spent 10 years at Leo Burnett in key leadership roles on the Kellogg's, McDonald's, U.S. Army, and Allstate businesses.
Before advertising, Pat spent seven years in the United States Army as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander, serving tours in Iraq, Panama, and Haiti.