Patrick O’Meara is the Chairman and CEO of
Inveniam Capital Partners, a finance and technology firm.
Inveniam is transforming middle-market
debt: where midsized companies like family-owned manufacturers or real estate
developers borrow money from large investors like insurance companies and
In the US today, such deals happen in the
so-called “Reg D” or “shadow banking” markets and are highly inefficient.
Inveniam is curing this using blockchain
and distributed ledger technologies originally developed for Bitcoins, but now
refined by others for smart contracts, data sharing, and peer-to-peer
Mr. O’Meara also leads business
development and is the product manager for the firm’s proprietary and
patent-pending transaction platform.
Over more than 20 years, Mr. O’Meara has
been directly responsible for over:
·1 Billion dollars of equity
·800 million dollars of merger
and acquisition transactions
·2 Billion dollars of new debt
·1 billion dollars of debt
Mr. O’Meara began his finance career at
Raymond James and Bear Stearns & Co before founding his own financial
advisory firm and building it into a leader within its niche for more than 14
years, employing over 80 finance professionals.
As founder and President of O’Meara,
Ferguson, Whelan & Conway he ran the firm’s advisory services and the
structuring and execution of transactions for 42 Catholic dioceses in the U.S.
and countless smaller faith-based, donation-driven nonprofits. Prior to
founding Inveniam Capital, Mr. O’Meara also served as Chief Investment Officer
for the University of Mary.
Mr. O’Meara has gained particular
recognition for his innovations serving the Catholic institutional market:
·The largest, longest term and
lowest cost borrowings for a Catholic diocese.
·The Diocese of Austin’s
ground-breaking sale of $79.8 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds, a
breakthrough for all faith-based organizations, since, for the first time, it
rated donations to be a reliable recurring source of revenue.
·$150 million financing for the
Archdiocese of Chicago which achieved a higher rating than the state of
Illinois and the city of Chicago
·$110 million financing for the
Diocese of Oakland, California
Each was unique and groundbreaking at
their time. The Diocese of Austin transaction was nominated for Deal of the
Year in 2005 by Bond Buyer Magazine.
As an internationally recognized thought
leader on the functioning of the Capital Markets, Mr. O’Meara is frequently
called upon to provide insight on the subjects of finance, strategic planning
and the intersection of the capital markets with underserved market segments.
He has delivered talks for numerous civic and non-profit organizations in more
than 45 states and provinces in the U.S. & Canada and several other countries
around the world including regular lecturing at the Vatican on the connections
between canon and civil law on Church financings and addressing over 600
economists from five continents, discussing a more robust understanding of risk
and the allocation of capital.
Mr. O’Meara has regularly appeared on
EWTN, Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates and Catholic Answers Live. He has been quoted
and profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as well as in
Bloomberg, TIME, The Chicago Tribune, The Bond Buyer, The National Catholic
Register, and many others.
Mr. O’Meara earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Philosophy and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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