Business 100 - 2013

Patrick M. O’Keefe/O'Keefe

Founder and CEO of O’Keefe, Patrick M. O’Keefe is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring, refinancing, and valuation and litigation support. Prior to founding O’Keefe, Patrick was a partner at Deloitte & Touche in charge of the Detroit Middle Market department.

A Michigan native, Patrick is proud of his fourth-generation Cork heritage. “Being Irish is God’s greatest gift,” he says. “People never forget a kind word or where it came from. The Irish have a way to be kind and keep people smiling with laughter.”

Patrick serves on the board of directors for the Detroit Athletic Club, and is a former international board member of the Turnaround Management Association. His awards include 2013 Accounting /Due Diligence Firm of the year by the M&A Advisor, 2012 Turnaround of the Year for the Middle Market by the Turnaround Management Association, and Corp! Magazine’s Top Executive of the Year in 2009. He was recognized by Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor and member of President Obama’s economic team, as financial services champion to businesses.