Patrick J. McGinnis
Author of the 10% Entrepreneur and Expert Consultant
Language:English, Portuguese, Spanish
Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
As a 10% Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments outside of his day job. This portfolio encompasses fast growing new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including ipsy, the world’s largest online beauty community; Bluesmart, the inventor of the world’s first smart, connected carry-on suitcase; and Afiniti, a big data company that is reinventing the call center industry. He has also been a partner in several real estate investments.
An avid traveler, writer, and speaker, Patrick has visited more than 70 countries and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
He is the author of the book The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin Portfolio. He has also written articles for well-known publications such as Fortune, Business Insider, and Forbes.
Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.
President and CEO of Aena (2017-2018). President and CEO of CESCE (2016-2017). Secretary of State for Trade of Spain (2011-2016). State Economist.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer “Procivis AG”. Co-Founder and Chairman “Trust Square AG”. Co-Founder and Board Member “Verum Capital AG”
Concept Creator, Author, Artist and Expert in Creativity
Adecco Chief Marketing Communication Officer (2011-2018). President of Instituto Coca-Cola de la Felicidad (2005-2009).
Expert in Leading & Coaching by values. Founder of the Global Future of Work Foundation
2014 Noble Economist and Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics
Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author
Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Technology Entrepreneur and Business Author