Pat Donovan

Managing Partner
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Pat joined RootED in February 2019 and is the Managing Partner. He leads the autonomous school investments and operations of RootED. His favorite part of working with RootED is the team chemistry and deep focus on equity and quality.

Prior to coming to RootED, Pat held a variety of executive leadership roles spanning 30 years. Most recently, he was part of the executive leadership team at Revolution Foods where he managed the national school/community partnerships within existing and expansion markets across the United States. During his tenure at Revolution Foods, Pat guided operations, account management and business development. Before joining Revolution Foods he was a vice president with Aon-Hewitt, the world’s largest human capital consulting firm, and vice president at Vail Resorts, where he oversaw operations for guest services, finance, marketing, sales, retail, food and beverage and human capital for the national club division.

Pat is actively involved in education advocacy in Colorado. He is on the board of Colorado League of Charter Schools, Colorado Succeeds, KIPP Colorado and Rocky Mountain Prep and was formerly on the board of Catapult School Leadership. He also served as a member of the Eagle County School District Board and of the Finance Committee of The GrowHaus.

Pat is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, from which he also received a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He and his wife have three children ─ Kaitlyn, Max and Sean ─ all of whom graduated from DPS schools (DCIS-Baker and East). Pat’s favorite quote is, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”