Pat leads the finance and operations efforts for Black Bear. Pat comes to Black Bear with over 20 years of experience in growing companies and managing their finance, legal, human resources and administrative functions. Pat has deep domain experience in capital formation and complex business transactions from early stage to public companies. Pat joins Black Bear from ION Engineering, a comprehensive technology solutions provider for the carbon capture industry where he served as CFO. Prior to ION, Pat was the CFO and Chief Accounting officer for ARCA biopharma (abio) where he successful led their entry into the public markets. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and a MBA from Regis University.