As the chief executive officer of Venafi, Patrick works alongside a world-class executive team and a seasoned board of directors, responsible for driving company-wide strategy and priorities with a focus on customer success, innovation, and rapid, scalable growth.
Patrick brings to Venafi more than two decades of experience leading both public and private high-growth technology and cybersecurity companies. Prior to his appointment at Venafi, Patrick was the CEO of ExtraHop, which nearly doubled in size during his tenure and received industry accolades for the company’s thought leadership in Artificial Intelligence. Patrick was also the CEO of Alvaria Software, which was formed through the merger of Aspect Software and Noble Systems (sponsored by Abry Partners). Patrick has also held CEO roles at Aspect Software and Guidance Software (acquired by OpenText), as well as leadership roles at EMC and Oracle.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Avaya, a global customer experience provider. Patrick has also served as an operating executive at Vector Capital. Patrick routinely consults with founders, boards and private equity partners about strategic planning, growth and capital requirements.
Patrick holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Economic Association.