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Patrick Donovan

Senior Vice President, Emerging Services

Patrick joined Bright Horizons in 2011, and currently has responsibility for Back-Up Care and our Education Advisory segment which includes EdAssist Solutions and College Coach.  In the past, Patrick led Client Relations serving all U.S. back-up clients.  Patrick is driven by the difference we make in the lives of those we serve, and is passionate about helping children, adults, and clients realize their full potential.

Before Bright Horizons, Patrick worked for 15 years in several start-up software companies.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He loves spending his time coaching his four children in a variety of youth sports.  A member of Bright Horizons’ Executive Team, Patrick has overall responsibility for EdAssist and College Coach. Patrick and his teams are dedicated to enabling superior performance for clients and their employees through better education while also reducing stress through better financial wellness. Patrick believes that our job is to unlock human potential and is passionate about how we positively change lives here at Bright Horizons.