Pat describes himself as professional baseball player, turned MMA professional, turned Green Beret. Excelling in sports from an early age, Pat was a two sport All-American in both Football and Baseball. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves right out of high school but chose to go to Clemson University on a full baseball scholarship. He then transferred to St. John’s University and was later drafted in the 5th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. He played seven years for the AA and AAA teams of the Montreal Expos and St. Louis Cardinals organizations.
Following his baseball career, Pat moved to Hawaii and began training in mixed martial arts under Relson Gracie and eventually moved back to New Jersey and trained under Renzo Gracie.
In 2012, Pat enlisted in the U.S. Army and entered into the 18x (Special Forces) pipeline at 34 years old. He was eventually assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant and eventually the senior medical sergeant on the OD-A. During his service, he performed missions in Central America and a combat deployment to Afghanistan and received a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantryman’s badge. Later, Pat also served as a combatives instructor.
Most recently, Pat has been working in Silicon Valley as Medical and Security Expert, as well as sales and business development in cyber security. He is an expert in individual and organizational performance development and evaluation, leveraging success and failures in both professional sports, special operations and business.
Pat is an expert at repurposing his experience and success both in professional sports, as well as in the Special Forces to create a simple formula or playbook demonstrating how to obtain success and overcome adversity individually and as an organization by applying key principles that Pat can simplify for any level staff or audience.