Patrick Gross is Chairman of The Lovell Group, a private investment and advisory firm, where he works with a portfolio of venture capital backed private technology and internet commerce companies. He is engaged by the venture investors to help the companies grow to the next stage of development and benefit from his extensive experience.
From 1970-2001, he was a founder and principal executive officer of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), which grew to a $1 billion revenue company with 8000 associates serving clients from offices in the major cities of North America and Europe. AMS provided information technology services and enterprise software solutions to major corporations and government agencies. These solutions were leading edge applications of information technology and advanced analytics.
Prior to founding AMS, Pat worked on the staff of the Secretary of Defense in the Office of Systems Analysis, popularly known in the press as “McNamara’s whiz kids.” Earlier, he worked at the General Electric Company.
Pat has been a director of more than two dozen corporations ranging from angel-backed startups to NYSE firms. He has been lead independent director/presiding director of both NYSE and NASDAQ companies. He has served as chairman of the board of two private equity owned companies. He has served on and chaired audit, compensation, and governance and nominating committees. Currently, he serves on two NYSE company boards: Capital One Financial Corporation and Waste Management, Inc. and three NASDAQ company boards: Career Education Corporation, Liquidity Services, Inc., and Taleo Corporation.
Pat holds leadership positions in a number of non-profit organizations: trustee and chairman of the research and policy committee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), vice chairman of the Council for Excellence in Government, vice chairman of the board of Georgetown University Hospital, and co-founder and former chairman of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C, He is also a trustee of the Aspen Institute, a trustee of the Federal City Council, a director of the All Kinds of Minds Institute, a director of the Foreign Policy Association, and a member of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
He is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs, and the Economic Club of Washington.
Pat holds three degrees: BES degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi), MSE from the University of Michigan, and MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business