Patrick Romano, PhD
Co-founder and Partner
With a career in consulting spanning almost 15 years, Patrick cares deeply about helping clients crystallise complex multi-component strategic challenges at all stages of the product and company lifecycle. His clients include multinational manufacturers of cutting-edge and mature biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical technologies. Patrick is inquisitive and thought provoking, leveraging his broad experience to help drive smarter, more holistic strategies tapping into subtle sources of competitive advantage. His work cuts across and unites internal functional areas, building consensus within organizations around the business case for transformational initiatives, developing and communicating the evidence architecture for diverse teams to take bold decisions with confidence.
As a founding partner of Eradigm, Patrick plays a critical role in shaping the culture of the business, working closely within the team to cultivate a passion for unparalleled excellence, and a learning environment in which consultants can push themselves towards being among the biopharmaceutical industry’s very best strategic minds. He is passionate about nurturing raw, world class consulting talent. Patrick is a visiting lecturer on various graduate programmes spanning Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Biopharma Business Strategy at the University of Cambridge and at Imperial College London.
Prior to founding Eradigm, Patrick spent the best part of a decade building a global strategy consultancy. In a former life, he was a globetrotting biochemist, latterly working at the University of California Berkeley, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He holds a BSc. in Biology from the University of Bristol, a Masters from the University of York and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. A keen linguist, Patrick speaks fluent French, Italian and Izakaya level Japanese.
Patrick spends his personal time with his wife and three young children, bouncing around the South East of the UK coordinating tennis, swimming, climbing, piano, ballet and numerous other after school activities. When he has a few seconds to himself, he can be found at his local triathlon club, churning out the meters in the pool or reservoir, or pounding the footpaths of the British countryside on long distance runs. Patrick has completed multiple marathons and ultramarathons and one day once the kids have fled the nest, will aim to traverse Asia on his adventure motorbike and explore every gastronomic corner of Italy.
Learn more about Patrick and the journey to Eradigm
The EMG GOLD Podcast aims to provoke conversations with stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry, reports on the latest trends and innovations, and shares insight from high-profile guests. In this 2020 Podcast, Patrick Romano provided more insights into his career to date and how this shaped his thinking around Eradigm’s offering.