Business 100 – 2018

Patrick O’Keefe/O'Keefe

As founder and CEO of O’Keefe, Patrick has been active as a financial consultant and turnaround advisor. He is also CEO of Glycadia, a diabetes research company, and was recently named CEO of Grow Michigan, a mezzanine fund formed by the Michigan Strategic Fund, and has been elected to First Independence Bank Board, one of the largest minority owned Banks. In 2018, Patrick was named the recipient of the M&A Advisor Leadership Award for his contribution to the restructuring industry, joining Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross in receiving this award. Most recently, he was named Detroit 500 as one of the most influential businessmen in Detroit.

Patrick says his Irish ancestry has made him a better consultant for troubled transactions dealing objectively with the perils of adversity. Born in Detroit, Patrick graduated cum laude from Michigan State and holds an M.B.A. from Wayne State. He is a fourth-generation Irish American with a paternal Cork connection and believes that the Irish people’s “strong commitment to family” has made him a better father to his children, Bryan, Caitlin, and Matthew. He and his wife Carol, live in Michigan.