Patricia leads ICRW’s Business Strategy and Partnerships, focusing on increasing the impact on ICRW both globally and across all portfolios, including ICRW Advisors. Patricia has devoted over 20 years of experience working as a researcher and consultant for the private sector and public sector driving improved performance of their businesses. She began her career as Mechanical Engineer working for both the government and private sector in the USA and abroad. After spending 9 years in Project Management, Patricia joined Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA), which is a research and benchmarking organization for major global investments. At IPA, Patricia was appointed Managing Director for operations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) before being appointed Vice President of Global New Venture Development. After 14 years with IPA, Patricia joined McKinsey and Company, a managing consulting company, as Senior Expert for major and global investments ranging from a few million dollars to over $25 billion for the extraction and production sector.