The Lovell Group
Patrick Gross is Chairman of The Lovell Group, a private investment and advisory firm, where, since 2002, he has worked with a portfolio of venture capital backed private technology and internet commerce companies. Most of these companies leverage advanced data analytics and information technology. He is engaged by the venture investors to help the companies grow to the next stage of development and benefit from his extensive experience.
Pat has been at the center of the application of information technology and data analytics for four decades. He has an engineering undergraduate degree and masters in both applied mathematics and in business. He began his professional career with General Electric Company in its “information management operation” applying advanced analytics and IT in new areas of business both within GE and with its customers. He then joined the “systems analysis office” of the Secretary of Defense, the staff group known popularly in the press as “McNamara’s whiz kids” where he applied mathematical analyses to defense planning areas. In 1970, he joined with four colleagues to form American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS). AMS focused on the application of information technology and advanced data analytics for the largest firms in selected market sectors (banking, insurance, telecommunications) and government agencies at all levels (state and local and both civilian and defense federal agencies). Over thirty years, AMS grew to over $1 billion in revenue with 8,000 staff members located in 50 cities in North America and Europe.
Pat has been a director of more than two dozen corporations ranging from angel-backed startups to NYSE firms. He has been lead independent director/presiding director of both NYSE and NASDAQ companies. He has served as chairman of the board of two private equity-owned companies. He has served on and chaired audit, compensation, and governance and nominating committees. Currently, he serves on three NYSE company boards: Capital One Financial Corporation, Waste Management, Inc., and Rosetta Stone, Inc. and three NASDAQ company boards: Career Education Corporation, Liquidity Services, Inc., and Taleo Corporation. He brings his extensive experience in applying advanced information technology and data analytics to the boards and to the top management of these companies
Pat has held leadership positions in a number of non-profit organizations: trustee and chairman of the research and impact committee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), former vice chairman of the Council for Excellence in Government, former vice chairman of the board of Georgetown University Hospital and, and co-founder and former chairman of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., He is also a trustee of the Aspen Institute, a trustee of the Federal City Council, a director of the All Kinds of Minds Institute, a director of the Foreign Policy Association, and a member of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
He is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs and the Economic Club of Washington.
Pat holds three degrees: B.E.S. degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi), M.S.E. from the University of Michigan, and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Lovell Group