Patrick Briaud

Philanthropic Advisor, Head of Impact Investment
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
New York, New York

Patrick advises individuals, foundations and corporations on a range of donor services, including philanthropic-interest exploration, strategic planning, grants management and impact evaluation. His areas of expertise include Impact Investing, Philanthropy Education, Monitoring & Evaluation, Faith-Based Giving and Financial Inclusion. Previously, Patrick also led RPA’s knowledge management efforts – optimizing internal systems and information sharing.

Patrick’s prior experience includes a post as investment analyst and head trader for a $900M portfolio, an accomplished professional tennis resume – earning a world doubles ranking of 125 and playing in Wimbledon 2008, as well as roles focused on nonprofit analytics and impact investing.

Patrick has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Yale’s School of Management where he co-chaired the Yale Philanthropy Conference. He holds a Graduate Fellowship from the Trinity Fellows Academy and currently serves on the boards of Briaud Financial Advisors, LearnPhilanthropy and the Rivendell Institute at Yale. When not at work, Patrick can be found wrestling with his two nephews, discussing the implications of different worldviews and dancing the Texas two-step.