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Patrick Finley Girondi

Education

  • High school dropout
  • De La Salle High School, Chicago, 1.5 years
  • St. Joseph Franciscan Seminary, Westmont, IL, 1.5 years
  • U.S. Air Force, 19 months

Selected Awards

2020

Nomination and induction, Accademia di Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily

2016

Award, Corp America, CEO of the Year, Errant Gene Therapeutics

2012

Award from India Thalassemia Foundation
Award from UN Organization Thalassemia International Foundation

2011

Award from Cooley’s Anemia International

2010

Award for Video of the Year, Italy for song, Living Without You
Wrote music for movie Focaccia Blues (winner of Golden Globe Award)

2009

Award from Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
Award, Pugliese del’Anno, with Director Michele Placido

2008

Award from Scriptapalooza for screenplay Blind Faith
Award from Giffone Film Festival for music video, It’s Your Time

Selected Work Experience

PHARMACEUTICALS AND GENE THERAPY:

2003 – Present:
CEO, Errant Gene Therapeutics (Gene Therapy Company)

  • Founder and Managing Director
  • Work with patients, patient groups, parents, researchers, doctors, scientists and other
    pharmaceutical executives

1993 – 1995:

  • Emerging Pharmaceutical Technologies; founded with Sandy and Walter Hayhurst

1995 – 2003:

  • Beacon Pharmaceuticals 1995; founded with John Walton, Michael Ahern, Michael Pierce, and Sandy and Walter Hayhurst

TRADING:

1980 – 1983:
Independent Trader

Bridgeport Securities Group, Chicago:

  • Founder
  • Had 18 traders on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • Bridgeport Securities Group was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Swiss Options, Futures Exchange, and Eurex
  • Received a Swiss Banking license in 2001 as BPT Trading of Lausanne and Zurich Switzerland
  • Personally traded at times until 2015

Publications

(Writing)

Finley, Patrick. Diamond in the Rough. Chicago: Bari, 1986. Print.

  • Agent Samuel Freifeld, also represented Saul Bellow, Lenny Bruce, Nelson Algren

Screenplays

(Completed / Performed)

ENGLISH SCREENPLAYS:

2013: Gladiators
2011: Chivalry
2009: Faded Genes
2008: Blind Faith

ITALIAN SCREENPLAYS:

2007: Gente per Bene (Produced and Performed in Puglia, Italy at Gravina Theater of San Sebastiano)

2007-2013:
Il Funerale del Sole
La Legge dal Signore
Il Personaggi e Panelli

Selected Press

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2018:

  • Feldman, J. “Patrick Girondi, Bridgeport Native, to Discuss Orphan Disease Project.” Bridgeport News, 30 May 2018, pp. 1–1.
  • “Felice Griesi ospite Pat Girondi.” Interview by Felice Griesi. Canale Due, Altamura/Puglia, Italy, 9 Feb. 2018. https://youtu.be/PlY8tAfd51M

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1986:

  • Dold, R. Bruce, and Laurie Cohen. “COUNTY CLERK CANDIDATE GENEROUS AS HE IS ORNERYR.” Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan. 1986.“Author Finds Solace in New Rolls-Royce.” Chicago Sun-Times 29 May 1986: n. pag. Print. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-3768364.html “New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport.” Back of the Yards Journal Weekly, 9 July 1986.

Music Recordings & Albums

2020 Orphan’s Return Produced by Fairlive
2015 Orphan’s Cure Produced by Fairlive
2010 Orphan’s Hope Produced by Street Factory Music/Giordano Mazzi and Ken Barnard
2008 Orphan’s Journey Produced by Street Factory Music/Giordano Mazzi and Ken Barnard
2004 Orphan’s Soul Produced by Street Factory Music/Ken Barnard

Live Music Performances and Festivals

MUSIC PRODUCERS: FARELIVE AND CHECCO ANGELASTRO; PROMOTER ASTRO GROUP

PAT GIRONDI HAS PERFORMED WITH ITALIAN ACTS, THE POOH AND RENZO ARBORE. HE HAS DONE PERFORMANCES AT THE CHICAGO POOR MAN BLUES FEST IN WASHINGTON PARK WITH COCO TAYLOR, RONNIE LEE GRAHAM

2020

Music and music videos featured at “THE CURE” exhibition by Megan Euker and TJ Fulfer at The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago

2019

(September) Sanlorenzo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
(15 September) Nauto Scopio, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
(23 June) South Italy Blues Connection, Casa Cava, Matera, Italy

2018

(07 October) Happy Day Event, Teatro Mercadante, Altamura, Italy
(17 June) South Italy Blues Connection , Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
https://www.southitalybluesconnection.it/it/blog/view/?i=276&m=22

2017

(28 December) Casa Cava, Matera, Italy

2016

(5 August) Blues in Town, Policoro Italy
(19 July) Porto di Palermo Jazz Fest, Italy
(17 July) San Lorenzo Blues, Palermo, Italy
(7 July) Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
(19 June) South Italian Blues Connection, Matera, Italy

2015

(18 June) Cinetix, Matera, Italy
(14, June) Murex, Altamura, Italy

2013

(August 18) Altamura Rock Festival, Altamura, Italy
(August 8) San Cesarea Blues Festival, Italy
(August 6) Lecce Jazz Festival, Italy
(August 4) Casarano Blues Festival, Casarano, Italy

2011

(Feb 4) Blue Note Jazz Club, Maywood, Ill, USA
Blues, Chicago Ill, USA

2009

(24 Aug) Rosso Bastardo Live
(July 15) Narni Blues Festival

2008

(6 April) Harris Theater, Chicago, IL, USA

Selected Conferences and Public Presentations

2019: Muhim Bili Medical Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2013: Nicosia, Cyprus, Thalassemia International Foundation
2012: New Delhi, India, International Foundation
2010: Palermo, Italy, Cervello Hospital, Thalassemia Convention
2008: New York, Gene Therapy Session of Thalassemia Foundation
2006: Taranto, Italy, San Marzano Banking Convention
2005: University of Bari, Italy, Thalassemia Convention
2004: University of Milan, Italy, Thalassemia Convention
University of Mainz, Germany, Rare Disease Convention

Selected Initiatives

1983-2010: Robin Hood Foundation became Robin Hood Sickle Cell Anemia/Thalassemia

  • Formed in 1983
  • Funded last wishes for families, sending them to Disney World or buying them camcorders to make a last film for their unborn child to see
  • We were the most active in Chicago where we helped people whose homes were burned or
    in some cases where a loved one died
  • For the family of Bob, a pizza delivery man who was shot and killed, we delivered a pizza. In the paper utensil bag was (if I remember right) $3,000 cash.
  • Robin Hood became the Robin Hood Sickle Cell Anemia and Thalassemia Foundation. The last activity was when I auctioned off my Rolls Royce sometime around 2005.

Selected Professional Affiliations & Collaborations

  • Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bambino Gesù Roma
  • Ospedale Cervello Palermo
  • Charak Palika Hospital New Delhi

Languages

Fluency in English, Italian