Brought up and educated in Ireland, Paddy came to the U.S. in 1988 and has lived most of the time in Washington D.C. He co-founded two software companies in Ireland, worked on Wall Street and with Sallie Mae and has recently retired as Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Silver Diner. Paddy has a BA in European Studies from University of Limerick, which later awarded him an honorary Masters of Philosophy degree. He studied Organizational Psychology and Learning at George Mason University. For many years he has conducted leadership workshops for the Washington Ireland Program in Ireland and in the U.S. and for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI).
He currently works as an independent consultant specializing in helping small entrepreneurial companies grow successfully.