Patrick Gaines is an accomplished leader with a proven record of accomplishment in healthcare, higher education, the nonprofit industry, and the cultural arts. Patrick has enjoyed a progressive 28-year career serving in leadership roles focused on business management, business development, capacity building, board management, constituent growth, and capital campaigns.
He is known for his energetic and passionate approach to lead with service, humility, and integrity as central tenets to an organization’s awareness, authenticity and success. Patrick uses these experiences to advise executives, employees, and stakeholders on innovation and rapid growth. His dynamic background and experience create a unique skill set to lead performance, build collaborative relationships, and meet the evolving needs of a highly-challenged and ever-changing nonprofit environment.
Prior to joining Focused Cloud, Patrick served as Executive Director of the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he helped secure over $50 million for operating support, international talent acquisition and capital expansion. Patrick co-lead a team in the launch of the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility, the first current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility in the Rocky Mountain Region. Patrick has held senior level positions with the American Cancer Society, the University of Colorado at Denver and the New Jersey Performing Arts in Newark, NJ. Patrick serves on the boards of the Brent Eley Foundation and Generations Cancer Foundation, and he volunteers with City Year Denver, CASA and the ARC of Weld County.
Patrick is an accomplished classical musician and enjoyed a 15-year professional music career, during which he held positions with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, and Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Patrick’s music career included performances with numerous international legends, including Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Sid Cesar, Tony Bennett, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, the Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, Bobby McFerrin, Judy Collins, and Ray Charles.
As an amateur ultra-endurance athlete, Patrick has competed in several dozen trail running competitions on three continents, including the Leadville Trail 100 in Leadville, CO, the Fuego y Agua Endurance 100k in Ometepe, Nicaragua and the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. Patrick lives in Denver, Colorado and is the proud father of his son, Christopher, who was accepted into the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science in 2019.