Thomas A. Patterson
Mr. Patterson is a General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, an investment firm based in Menlo Park, CA that focuses on investments in founder/family owned businesses, the emerging middle class in China and Brazil, and clean energy technology. Prior to joining Madrone, he was at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm focused on growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions, from 1995 until 2004. Prior to Weston Presidio, he worked for four years at McKinsey & Company and focused on the financial services and building materials industries. Mr. Patterson serves on the Boards of Stone Co., Barry-Wehmiller, Castleton Commodities, View and Dr Consulta. He is active in private land conservation and is a Director-At-Large of the Montana Land Reliance and a trustee of Rare. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in history from Harvard College where he rowed on the Crimson’s varsity lightweight crew team. We believe that Mr. Patterson is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors given his extensive experience and background in the financial services sector.