Pat is a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners and specializes in designing and building innovative technologies and consumer products. He has built products in the mobile, search, social, local, productivity, and collaboration spaces.

Pat joined Polaris from Spindle, a company he co-founded and led as CEO from December 2010 until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patent pending search technology to surface the most timely and interesting updates from services like Twitter and Facebook. 

Prior to Spindle, Pat was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. He led development of Docs.com. Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, Docs.com was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before Docs.com, Pat helped launch Bing Social Search in October 2009.