Patrick Ringland

Principal & Managing Director

Group Lead: Technology, Telecommunications

 

Education and Certifications

Patrick received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with honors and concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. Prior to earning his MBA, Patrick studied at the University of Washington, where he graduated with a BS in economics and a BA in classical studies. He holds his Series 24, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 63 licenses with FINRA.

 

Professional Experience

Patrick is a principal and managing director at Meridian Capital and also leads the firm’s technology and health care practices. Over the course of his career as an investment banker and economic and financial consultant, Patrick has advised clients across an assortment of industry segments, including biotech, pharmaceutical, technology, media, and telecommunications. He has successfully advised Fortune 50 companies and privately held businesses and entrepreneurs on a variety of sell-side and buy-side, recapitalization, growth equity, and strategic advisory assignments. Prior to joining Meridian, Patrick worked as a TMT investment banker with HSBC in London and a financial and economic consultant with The Brattle Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts and LECG in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked with biotech, pharmaceutical, and technology companies.

 

Community Service and Involvement

Patrick is currently a board member of the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences and has collaborated with the university’s Department of Classics to establish the Ringland Rome Prize, which helps students study abroad at the University of Washington’s Rome Center. A native of the greater Seattle area, Patrick currently lives with his family in Seattle. Outside of the office, his interests include making music and studying physics with a healthy dose of cooking and eating mixed in.

“As a buyer, what you hope for from an investment banker representing the seller is experience, professionalism, and an ability to manage the process efficiently. What we saw with Patrick and the rest of the Meridian team was all of that and then some. While they were uncompromising when it came to keeping the seller’s best interests in mind, they were also unrelenting in ensuring the process was managed efficiently and fairly. We’re looking forward to doing many more deals with them!”

Kyle Largent, Gladstone Investment Corp – Managing Director