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Patrick O’Connor

Managing Partner

Patrick O’Connor graduated from The University of New Mexico and then pursued an MBA from  The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. O'Connor served as an  investment manager and research analyst for M&I Portfolio Services in Las Vegas, Nevada, where  he helped oversee approximately $13 billion in assets. Later, he served as the Chief Investment  Officer for The University of Arizona, where he was responsible for managing the endowment and  operating capital.

While at The University of Arizona, O'Connor received both the "Mid-Size Non-  Profit of the Year” award and “Rising Stars of Foundations & Endowments” award in 2009. After  leaving the University of Arizona, O'Connor was the SVP and CIO of Cook Children’s Health Care  System in Fort Worth, Texas. He oversaw over $2.5 billion in assets and was responsible for the  management of the hospital system’s assets including the endowment and operating capital.

While at Cook Children's, O'Connor received the “Institutional Investor’s Endowment/Foundation  of the Year” award in 2011. He also received “Institutional Investor’s Innovator of the Year “ award in  2014 and “Institutional Investor’s Health Care System of the Year” award in 2016.

  • Former SVP and Chief Investment Officer of Children’s Hospital Endowment Portfolio in Fort Worth, Texas where he oversaw all aspects of the management of $2.5 billion in assets.
  • Former Chief Investment Officer for The University of Arizona.
  • Helped oversee $13 billion in AUM for M&I Portfolio Services.
  • Recognized by Institutional Investor as “Innovator of the Year”, “Health Care System of the Year” and “Rising Star”.
  • MBA, Northwestern University
  • The University of New Mexico


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LP since 2019

Summit Peak has been a great partner for us as our venture capital portfolio is a critical part of our endowment. Apurva and Patrick are well-networked and have identified emerging venture capital firms before others.

LP since 2019
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