Patrick Farrell is the founder and president of Savage Grant, a holding company that capitalizes on opportunities in Appalachia that have broad tailwinds from the energy, infrastructure, and technology industries.
As part of this strategy, Mr. Farrell co-founded Mountain Point, a Charlotte, North Carolina based cloud technology consulting firm in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Farrell acquired and is currently the president of Service Pump & Supply, an industrial products and services company serving the mining, municipal, and oil and gas industries. Additionally, in 2016 Mr. Farrell co-founded CentralApp Technologies, an insourcing applications development company with workers distributed throughout central Appalachia.
He is the founder and president of West Virginia Veterans Inc., a non-profit dedicated to increasing veteran employment, and a co-founder of Appalachian Connection, a non-profit started to foster the future leaders of Appalachia by helping ease the financial burdens of higher education.
In the community, Mr. Farrell is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the privately-held Portable Solutions Group. He is a member of the Board of Advisors at St. Joseph Catholic School and was appointed to the Marshall University Board of Governors.
Prior to his role in the private sector, Mr. Farrell served in the U.S. Air Force as an F-15E Strike Eagle weapons systems operator. He is a decorated combat veteran and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, and an Aerial Achievement Medal.
Mr. Farrell is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned his MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. He lives in Huntington, West Virginia, with his wife and sons. He spends his free time as a Boy Scouts of America volunteer and as a coach for his sons’ sports teams.