Governor Patrick is Senior Advisor to The Vistria Group, a private investment firm that invests for both financial return and positive social impact. He is also a professor of practice at Harvard Kennedy School, and was the Co-Director of its Center for Public Leadership from 2022 to 2024. He is the founder and, from April 2015 to December 2019, was Managing Partner of Bain Capital Double Impact. From January 2007 to January 2015, he served as Governor of Massachusetts. Under his leadership, the Commonwealth ranked first in the nation in student achievement, energy efficiency, health care coverage, veterans’ services, and entrepreneurship, and emerged from recession to achieve a 25-year high in employment. He has been a senior executive in two Fortune 50 companies, a partner in two Boston law firms, and by appointment of President Bill Clinton, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the United States Justice Department.
He is the founding and honorary chair of the Our Generation Speaks, founder and honorary chair of Project 351, and was the founder and chairman of TogetherFund, as well as co-chair of the Future of Tech Commission. He is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and the author of two books.
Gov. Patrick earned an AB cum laude from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, he splits his time between western Massachusetts and Chicago.