Business 100 - 2008

Gallagher, Patrick

Patrick Gallagher/Giants Enterprises

Entering his 31st year with Giants Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, Patrick Gallagher has risen in the ranks from marketing director to president.

Before joining the Giants organization, Patrick was an executive at Marine World/Africa USA and Sea World theme parks. With the Giants, he played a large role in the design and naming rights of the new stadium, SBC Stadium. Pacific Bell was the original partner.

He also develops other uses for the stadium besides baseball, such as soccer matches and concerts. Under his leadership, the Giants have received numerous accolades, including the MLB Marketing Excellence award.

Patrick is a past president for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Peninsula area. He also sits on the executive committees of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and Special Olympics of Northern California. A second-generation Irish-American, he traces his roots to counties Donegal and Clare. He and his wife Joan live in Palo Alto, California with their two children.