As United’s vice president of international network and alliances, Patrick is responsible for setting the airline’s international strategy including capacity decisions, aircraft scheduling, aircraft configuration/ layout and the development of alliance partnerships around the world.
Under Patrick’s leadership, the international network team has rapidly expanded its nearly $20 billion route portfolio, announcing 55 new international routes including brand-new service to 12 destinations and first-ever service from a U.S. carrier to cities such as Cape Town, Bangalore, Porto and Naples. Additionally, Patrick has led the design and interior configuration of more than 1,000 aircraft across United’s fleet including the company’s $1 billion investment in its United Polaris and United Premium Plus product and its new high-premium 767-300ER aircraft configuration operating between New York and London.
Bringing extensive experience to United since 2017, Patrick previously served as managing director of international planning at American Airlines, where he oversaw a $12 billion international route portfolio. He also served as managing director of network and fleet strategy for American. Prior to these appointments, he held positions of increasing responsibility at American across multiple departments. Patrick began his career in network planning at Continental Airlines.
Patrick was named as one of the top 40 under 40 individuals in Crain’s Chicago Business. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rice University, and his MBA from University of Bath in Bath, U.K.