Principals

Dan Patterson

Dan Patterson, Founder and Chairman

Dan Patterson founded, acquired, built, and sold many companies during his career, investing in both LBO and growth equity transactions. Highlights include the creation of Medical Weight Management, which achieved ranking on Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing companies in 1988, and the acquisition, growth and subsequent sale of Texas Home Healthcare, at the time the largest home healthcare provider in the Southwest. He founded Transition Capital Partners (TCP) in 1993 which has been active in over 30 transactions since the firm's inception. Dan also invests in other areas such as early stage growth equity and real estate and makes charitable gifts though Patterson Thoma Foundation. Dan earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Kenyon College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Directors for many TCP portfolio and unaffiliated independent companies as well as non-profit foundations.

Colin Patrick

Colin Patrick, Chief Financial Officer

Colin Patrick is the Chief Financial Officer for Patterson Thoma Family Office. As CFO, Colin handles the financial needs of the company and monitors the performance of acquired portfolio companies and investments. After four years of public accounting, he left Deloitte to work for the philanthropist Lyda Hill as the Controller of her family office, LH Holdings, Inc., for eight years. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and a M.S. degree in Taxation from the University of North Texas. Colin is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Hussain Rashid

Hussain Rashid, Senior Accountant

Hussain Rashid serves as the Senior Accountant for Patterson Thoma Family Office. Hussain provides accounting and financial services, helps with ad-hoc projects for the CFO, and maintains controls over the accounting process. His professional background includes roles as a financial analyst for groups like 711 Inc. and the Dallas Independent School District. He has also been an auditor for certain public accounting firms in Dallas, TX. Hussain holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Celeste Newton

Celeste Newton, Senior Accountant

Celeste Newton serves as a Senior Accountant for Patterson Thoma Family Office. Celeste is a Certified Public Accountant and provides accounting, tax, and financial services for the office as well as assists in cash management. Before joining Patterson Thoma, she worked at Deloitte as a tax consultant for hedge funds and investment partnerships. Celeste holds Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Debi Mitchell

Debi Mitchell, Director of Administration & Special Event Planning

Debi brings over 20 years of executive office, paralegal and office management experience to Patterson Thoma Family Office. Prior to joining our team, Debi worked as an Independent Contractor to C-Suite Executives; Executive Legal Assistant and Executive Assistant to the CEO, respectively, for Michaels Stores, Inc.; Office Manager and Paralegal at a local Dallas law firm; and in her free time, Debi also taught Accounting and Keyboarding for a local adult education program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel University where she studied Education and Business Administration. Debi provides support and assistance to Mr. Patterson, enabling him to better serve the company and the community.