Patrick R. Wiley
Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer, Patrick is responsible for translating strategic direction into the day-to-day operation of Aldridge.
“Making more money when our clients suffer may be the traditional way of doing business for IT companies but that philosophy doesn’t align with our core values,”
“Making more money when our clients suffer may be the traditional way of doing business for IT companies but that philosophy doesn’t align with our core values,” Patrick says.
“Instead, we truly believe that to serve the best interests of our customers we need to share their pain. Doing so not only gives us the opportunity to help them on a more altruistic level, it paves the way for us to build trust in a fundamental way that shapes and informs our entire relationship and allows us to achieve the highest possible level of excellence.”
Under Patrick’s leadership, Aldridge has grown significantly, completing 12 IT-related acquisitions to help strengthen its capabilities.
Aldridge’s rapid growth has landed it on the Houston Business Journal’s 50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies and Houston 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies lists and the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.
Prior to Aldridge, Patrick worked as an IT specialist and training and development manager of a small IT services firm in the Houston area. He also had the opportunity to serve as a guest services intern at Walt Disney World for the Walt Disney Company.
“I learned about the value of customer service from one of the best service-oriented companies in the world,” Patrick says. “The traditions that were passed down to me from Disney’s leadership, including the belief that taking service to a level that exceeds expectations every time will rescue clients from stress, has been invaluable to my career at Aldridge. I apply many of these traditions to help make the complexities of IT simpler for our clients.”
Patrick has technical competence in a wide variety of computing platforms, including networking, Windows and UNIX operating systems, many business applications, and financial software. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from West Virginia University.
Patrick loves great food and good music. When he’s not busy leading the growth and success of Aldridge, Patrick and his wife, Katie, are busy raising their daughters, Harper and Sydney. They enjoy traveling to new places, attending cultural and music events, exploring trendy dining spots, and hanging out with their dogs, Sophie and Louis.