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Patrick Owen Burns

Patrick Owen Burns, American venture capital company executive. Bar: New York 1964, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1965. Class of '26 fellow Dartmouth College.

Background

  • Burns, Patrick Owen was born on August 6, 1937 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Edward Dermott and Anne L. (Gallagher) Burns.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Australia. AB, Dartmouth College, 1959. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1962.

    Career

    • Legal advisor Department Cooperatives, Lesotho, 1962-1963. Associate Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 1963-1969. Consultant Warren Commission, 1964.

      National deputy director Interracial Council Business Opportunity, 1969-1975, acting national executive director, 1972-1974. Executive vice president Minority Equity Capital Company, Inc., 1971-1978, director, 1974-1985, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1978-1985. Member executive committee Securities and Exchange Commission Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, 1983—1985.

      Chairman Task Force State Capital Formation, 1984. Partner Consumer Venture Group, 1985. Vice president, principal Research and Development Funding Corporation, 1986-1997.

      Vice president, 1st vice president, senior vice president Prudential Securities, 1986-1997. Senior advisor Early Stage Enterprises, 1997—2002, AcrossFrontiers International, Inc., 1999—2002. Chairman StablEyes, Inc., 2002—2008.

      Senior advisor Phebra Private, Ltd. (formerly PharmaLab private, Ltd.), since 2004. Board directors, vice chairman Euclid Systems Corporation.

      Board directors FirmView, Inc., I-Go Optical, Ltd., Synbiotics Corporation, since 1997, Annovis Inc., since 1997, Progen Inds., Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, since 1999, ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals, Melbourne, Australia, 2005—2007.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1964, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1965.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Regent Long Island College Hospital, since 1976, vice chairman board, 1981—1997. Trustee Continuum Health Partners, Inc., since 2001, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, since 2001, Beth Israel Medical Center, since 2001, Beth Israel Foundation, since 2001, New Community Foundation, since 1998. President Friends of Bushnell-Sage Library., Sheffield, Massachusetts, since 2002.

    Trustee Continuum Hospice Care, since 2003, chairman finance committee, since 2004. Candidate New York City City Council, 1969. Board directors Resources for Children with Special Needs., Inc., since 1990, president, since 1994, acting chairman, since 2006.

    Board directors Cobble Hill Health Center, since 1976, National Center Social Entrepreneurs, 1985—2002, Heights & Hill Community Council, Inc., since 1992, president, 1999—2002. Director New Community Development Loan Corporation, since 2002. Member American Association Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies (director 1979-1985, chairman board 1983-1985), Council Foreign Relations, New York Venture Capital Forum, National Association Small Business Investment Companies (governor 1983-1985), Sheffield (Massachusetts) History Society (finance committee since 1999).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Hope Van Riper, November 4, 1967. Children: Patrick Owen, Elizabeth Willett.
    • father: Edward Dermott Burns
    • mother: Anne L. (Gallagher) Burns
    • spouse: Barbara Hope Van Riper
    • children: Patrick Owen Burns
    • Elizabeth Willett Burns
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    Born August 6, 1937
    Nationality
    • 1959
      Dartmouth College
    • 1962
      Harvard University
    • 1962 - 1963
      Legal advisor, Department Coops.
      Lesotho
    • 1963 - 1969
      associate, Milbank
      Tweed, Ontario, Canada
    • 1964
      consultant, Warren Commission
    • 1971 - 1978
      executive, vice president Minority Equity Capital Company
    • 1983 - 1985
      member, executive committee Securities and Exchange Commission Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
    • 1984
      chairman, Task Force State Capital Formation
    • 1985
      partner, Consumer Venture Group
    • 1986 - 1997
      vice president
    • 1986 - 1997
      vice president, vice president Prudential Securities
    • 1986 - 1997
      1st vice president, vice president Prudential Securities
    • 1986 - 1997
      senior, vice president Prudential Securities
    • 1999 - 2002
      senior, advisor Early Stage Enterprises
    • 2002 - 2008
      chairman, StablEyes
    • 2004
      senior, advisor Phebra Private
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