Detroit’s O’Keefe, a financial and strategic advisory firm, has announced its founder and CEO, Patrick M. O’Keefe, is the recipient of The Detroit Executives Association’s 2018 Executive of the Year Award.
Patrick O’Keefe is a financial consultant, crisis manager, and turnaround adviser to under-performing business. He has worked with businesses in the retail, construction, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, health care, and real estate industries, as well as universities. He has successfully completed assignments in out-of-court and Chapter 11 restructurings and has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice to act as a Chapter 11 trustee, performing as a court appointed receiver for operating companies.
O’Keefe is also the CEO of Glycadia, a diabetes research company, and CEO of Grow Michigan Inc., a junior lien lender supported by the state of Michigan.
A past president of the Detroit Athletic Club and of the Detroit Chapter of the TMA, he is a board member for First Independence Bank Board. O’Keefe is a member emeritus for Michigan State University’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems, as well as a past advisory board member of the University of Detroit Turnaround Management Program, Cleary University, and Oakland University’s Finance and Accounting Department.