Business 100 – 2016

Patrick M. O’Keefe/O'Keefe

Patrick M. O’Keefe is founder and CEO of O’Keefe. Patrick is nationally recognized as an expert in strategic advisory services, enterprise consulting, corporate reorganization, debt restructuring, turnaround consulting, due diligence support, valuation, and litigation support. For over 30 years, Patrick has been active as a financial consultant and turnaround advisor to under-performing businesses in various industries including, retail, construction, automotive, manufacturing, and real estate. Recently, he was named among the Top 100 Restructuring and Turnaround Professionals by Global M&A Network.

Patrick says his Irish ancestry has made him a better consultant for troubled corporate transactions as a calming influence who is not afraid to deal objectively with the perils of adversity. Born in Detroit, Patrick graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University and holds an M.B.A. in finance from Wayne State. He is a fourth-generation Irish American with a paternal Co. Cork connection, and believes that the Irish people’s “strong commitment to family” has made him a better father to his children, Bryan, Caitlin, and Matthew. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Michigan.