I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Pat on two separate occasions.
The first was when we acquired a food ingredients business from a multinational company and the second when we bought a timber processing and hardware business.
In both cases Pat was the Financial Director and I was the Managing Director, with Pat reporting directly to me, so I was familiar with his significant input.
Pat’s broad business acumen enabled him to design the business processes and implement the ERP in both companies. This was pretty much “ground-up” work as the first business was running in a SAP environment as part of the multinational and the second had no business systems to speak of.
Pat’s attention to detail came to the fore in his development of the costing systems for both businesses and this paved the way to successful business activities. I never had reason to doubt his reporting or reports.
Pat was a great sounding board and was influential in both daily and strategic decision making in both companies.
Pat never shied away from hard decisions or hard work and his integrity came to be the cornerstone of our partnership.
I would hire him again anytime!
Peter Brierley // Currently interim CEO, Le Sel Research
Patrick cares deeply for people and their growth and development, he is a great teacher of business and functional concepts. He holds very high ethical standards and he is driven by values of hard work and good workmanship, a great human being overall!
Sifeze Nkantsu // Industrial Director and Exco Member at Danone Southern Africa
In working with Patrick, I have learned the courage to take a step outside comfort zones, towards the world I am not familiar with. The path may not be easy and knowledge is not cheap, but all it takes is to start from somewhere and carefully keep moving amidst all odds. He has shared with our team the art of growing by allowing oneself to evolve through experience, especially those that challenge you most.
Patrick, he is passionate to people with its imperfection, but finds hope and motivation to help them.
Rexell Benolerao // Head of Pre-Production, Research & Dev. at Passepartout Phils, Inc.