Patrick is responsible for all aspects of VTUSA’s current operating passenger rail system and future expansion efforts across the state of Florida. He has served as president since December 2017, and prior to that he served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations.
Prior to joining Brightline, Patrick was the president and chief operating officer for Trust Hospitality, an international owner, developer and operator of boutique and luxury hotels, many of which have been entrepreneurial and start-up ventures successfully launched in South Florida. Patrick grew this portfolio from 10 to 40 hotels over six years.
Prior to that, he was the president and managing director of Ocean Blue Hospitality, a consultancy firm that specialized in hotel openings and sales, marketing and revenue management for independent hotels. While there, he successfully repositioned and managed many iconic South Florida hospitality venues including the Clevelander Hotel & Bar, the Raleigh Hotel, the Savoy Hotel and the Grand Beach Hotel.
Patrick also held management positions with Rosewood Hotels, Loews Hotels in the United States and the Caribbean as well as Hilton Hotels, Jurys Hotels and other independent hotels and restaurants in Europe. He has more than 18 years of experience in hospitality and consulting.
Born and educated in Ireland, Patrick has a degree in hospitality management granted by Trinity College Dublin.