From Startup to Exit: Lessons Learned

Pat Holmes was founding VP Technology of a company which over 20 years went from zero to 4,300+ employees & $750M annual revenue, went public, was bought by a larger public company, and then bought again and taken private! This talk presents highlights and important lessons learned. For an online resume of the presenter’s background, go to


Pat Holmes ( ) was founding VP Technology for IPC Healthcare (NASDAQ:IPCM), a leading national, venture-capital backed, healthcare group practice. Over 17 years, Pat helped IPCM scale from zero to over 4,300 employees in 28 states, 7M annual patient visits, and $750M annual revenue. Pat helped IPCM go public in 2008, and helped lead the integration into a larger public company when IPCM was purchased by TeamHealth (NYSE:TMH) for $1.6B in 2015.  Pat is a technologist with hands-on technical skills & experience in problem-solving, data analysis, programming, application design, software architecture, system design, business process design, and technical management. Previously, Pat managed software development for nine years for an Inc. 500 company that sold computerized accounting and management systems into the printing industry.

Pat Holmes is an active angel investor and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Angels. Other leadership roles and community involvement include: President of the Los Angeles Oracle Users Group 1997-2009, President of the GE Healthcare Centricity Group Management Large Users Group 2009-2015, Tournament of Roses 1993-present, Pasadena Breakfast Forum 2005-present (Chair 2011, Secretary/Treasurer 2008-2014), Walden School of Pasadena Advisory Board 2009-2014, University of La Verne College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Committee 2013-2014, South Pasadena High School Assistant Wrestling Coach 1986-1996.

Pat Holmes lives in Pasadena with his wife Sylvia, who is a local social, community, and urban environmental activist, and their three daughters. Pat is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and season ticketholder for Los Angeles’ own professional Ultimate team, the Los Angeles Aviators: . Pat’s first computer was a Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III, with the optional floppy disk drives.

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