I support SEED SPOT because of its hands-on approach to supporting entrepreneurs that want to solve our most pressing social issues with innovative business solutions.
Patrick Armstrong is a Partner of Canal Partners. In this role Mr. Armstrong is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investments, performing industry and financial analysis, due diligence, investment decision making, and providing additional support for internal operations and portfolio companies.
In addition to his role with Canal Partners, Mr. Armstrong is Vice President and Co-Founder of JDA Investments (US), Inc., which was formed in 2008 to manage his family’s Single Family Office. Prior to his role at JDA Investments, Mr. Armstrong founded and operated Armstrong IT Services. Armstrong IT Services acted as an Information Technology consultant for several small and medium-sized companies with focuses on health-care, digital media, accounting, education, and IT services. Prior to that, Mr. Armstrong was a Support Specialist at Sungard Availability Systems. He began his career as an IT Technician in the Information Technology Services department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Armstrong works closely with both of his family’s foundations, the Armstrong Family Foundation and serves as a Director for the Kiita Foundation, and is a member of Arizona Technology Investors, is a member of Social Venture Partners of Arizona, serving as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Feliz Charitable Organization. Additionally, he serves as the Board Chair for SEED SPOT, an incubator and accelerator for innovative social enterprises and, along with his wife, Amy Armstrong, serves on the Grant Committee for Next Generation Philanthropists which provides programs and experiences that promote lifelong engagement and philanthropy.
Mr. Armstrong earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Additionally, he received a Certificate of Business Excellence from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has 2 children and resides in Phoenix, AZ.