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Education

  • High school dropout

  • St. Joseph Franciscan Seminary, Westmont, IL, 1.5 years

  • De La Salle High School, Chicago, 1.5 years

  • U.S. Air Force, 19 months

Selected Awards

2023

“Patrick Girondi Receives 41st Premio Sicilia for solidarity.” 30 Apr. 2023, Cine teatro Santa Caterina, Rosolini, Sicily.
“Induction into the Templar Knights.” San Giorgio Cathedral, Modica, Italy, May 29, 2023.

2022

Chosen One of L.A.’s 100 Most Fascinating People by Best of Los Angeles Award Community

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, San Rocco Therapeutics (Formerly Errant Gene Therapeutics; Gene Therapy Company)

  • Founder and Managing Director

  • Work with patients, patient groups, parents, researchers, doctors, scientists and other

    pharmaceutical executives

1995 – 2003:

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

1993 – 1995:

  • Emerging Pharmaceutical Technologies; founded with Sandy and Walter Hayhurst

 

TRADING:

1978 – 2015:

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)

Agent: Megan Euker

Girondi, Patrick. Healthcare Criminals: The Destruction of Bluebird Bio and Affordable Gene Therapy. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2024. Print. 

Girondi, Patrick. Chivalry. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2024. Print.

Girondi, Patrick. Blind Faith. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2023. Print.

Girondi, Patrick. Faded Genes: Searching for a Cure and Finding Home in Altamura, Italy. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2023. Print.

Girondi, Patrick. Il Volo Del Rondone (Italian Translation of “Flight of the Rondone”): La Lotta per Salvare La Vita Di Mio Figlio: Autobiografia Di Un Neanche Diplomato … Multinazionali Del Farmaco. Skyhorse, 2023.

Girondi, Patrick. New City: A Story about Race Baiting and Hope on the South Side of Chicago. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2023. Print

Girondi, Patrick. Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2022. Print. (#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller)

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: Biotech Company

2024:

2022:

2019:

2018:

  • Feldman, J. “Patrick Girondi, Bridgeport Native, to Discuss Orphan Disease Project.” Bridgeport News, 30 May 2018, pp. 1–1.

2017:

2016:

  • “Errant Gene, Sloan Kettering Spar Over ‘Secret Agreement,’ Sanctions.” Bloomberg BNA16 Nov. 2016: 671-73. Print.
  • Pollack, Andrew. “Il Coraggio Di Un Padre Italiano Nella Sfida Contro “Sloan Kettering” per Salvare Il Figlio Malato.” Tike.news Redazione. N.p., 4 July 2016. Web.
  • Aquino, John T. “Breach, Fraud Claims Against Sloan-Kettering Survive.” Bloomberg BNA. N.p., 20 Jan. 2016. Web.

2015:

2014:

  • “Talassemia, Flagello per India E Italia.” THADREV ONLUS. N.p., 3 Sept. 2014. Web.

2012:

2010:

2009:

2006:

  • Pepe Onofrio, and Lara Musard. “One Man’s Story Born In America, Highly Considered in Altamura.” Corriere Della Sera. N.p., 2006. Web.

  • Ingrosso, Maria. “Un Cuore Barese Contro La Talassemia.” La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno, 7 Sept. 2006.

  • Krauss, Michael. “Biotech Entrepreneur Girondi Seeks Orphan Disease, Son’s Cure.” Chicago Sun-Times, 28 Aug. 2006.

2004:

  • “When Vision Becomes Reality.” Renaissance: The Journal of the University of Notre Dame College of Science, 2004, pp. 11–15.

    1994:

    • Koo, Carolyn Guinzio. “A Father’s Love: Girondi Combats Deadly Disorder.” Fra Noi, Feb. 1994, pp. 04–05.

       

      Selected Press: Writing

      2024:

      2023:

      2022:

      2019:

      • Gray, Geoffrey. “Old Blood.” TRUE INK, 18 Nov. 2019, true.ink/story/old-blood/.

      1986:

      • “‘Diamond’ Details Life on South Side.” Chicago Daily Southtown Economist, 20 July 1986.

      • “New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport.” Back of the Yards Journal Weekly, 9 July 1986.

      • Sweet, Lynn, et al. “‘Poor Man’ Finley’s Story Is a Rich One.” Chicago Sun-Times, 7 July 1986.

      Selected Press: Music

      Music Agent: Megan Euker

      2024:

      2023:

      2022:

      2021:

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      2017:

      2016:

      2011:

      2010:

      1986:

      • “New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport.” Back of the Yards Journal Weekly, 9 July 1986.

      Selected Press: Miscellaneous

      2010:

      2008:

      1988:

        • “The 25 Most Eligible Bachelors in America (Patrick Finley Girondi).” Playgirl, July 1988, pp. 30–30.

          1986:

          • Paul, Marla. “Trading Faces: A Look at the Many Sides of Pat Finley.” Sun-Times, 14 Dec. 1986, pp. 5–8.

          • “Finley Holds Annual Pumpkin Jamboree.” 25 Oct. 1986.

          • Dold, R. Bruce, and Laurie Cohen. “COUNTY CLERK CANDIDATE GENEROUS AS HE IS ORNERY.” Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan.

          1983:

          • Hanania, Raymond. “Party for Kids Is Santa’s ‘Thank You’.” Southtown Economist, 21 Dec. 1983, pp. 3–3.

          Televised Appearances, Podcasts, Radio

           2024:

           2023:

          2022:

          2021:

          2018:

          2017:

          2011:

          1987:

          • “Famous American Chauvinists.” The Oprah Winfrey Show, created by Oprah Winfrey, 1987.

          1986:

          • “America’s Most Eligible Bachelors.” ABC, 1986.

          1985:

          • Rags to Riches. Created by Oprah Winfrey, 1985.

             

          Music Videos

          2022:

          2021:

          2018:

          2016:

          Music Trailers

          2022:

          Music Recordings & Albums

          2022 Orphan’s Final Chapter Produced by Farelive

          2020 Orphan’s Return by Farelive

          2015 Orphan’s Cure Produced by Farelive

          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

          PATRICK GIRONDI HAS PERFORMED WITH ITALIAN ACTS, I POOH AND RENZO ARBORE. HE HAS DONE PERFORMANCES AT THE CHICAGO POOR MAN BLUES FEST IN WASHINGTON PARK WITH COCO TAYLOR, RONNIE LEE GRAHAM. HE PERFORMED AT THE TINY ROOM, LOS ANGELES WITH GREG SPERO, JOE CLEVELAND, DEVON “STIXX” TAYLOR, AND ALEC LEHRMAN.

          2024

          (26 and 27 February) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream” at The Friendly Music Community, Berwyn, Illinois.

          (20 January) “Patrick Girondi with Greg Spero, Joe Cleveland, Devon “Stixx” Taylor, and Alec Lehrman” at theTiny Room, Los Angeles.

          2023

          (16 December) “Rockin’ with San Rocco: Concerto Di Natale Con Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream.” Castellana Grotte, Puglia, Italy.
          (25 August) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream at Largo San Leone Magno, Castellana Grotte, Italy.
          (7 August) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream at Isola Di Capo Rizzuto, Italy.” Calabria, Italy.
          (1 August) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream in Tropea. Calabria, Italy.
          (30 July) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream in Belvedere Marittimo. Calabria, Italy.
          (22, 23 July) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream” in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
          (15 July) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream Ranch Natalino-RANCHO’” Bitritto (Bari).
          (23 June) “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream” Altamura (Bari).
          (16-18 June ) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi Ospite Di ‘Arti in Scena Su Palco Italia” Rome, Italy.
          (6 May ) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream in Paola, Calabria, Italy.” Paola, Calabria, Italy.
          (1 May) Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream. “Notti e Note Di Mare.” 1 May 2023, Pozzallo, Piazza Delle Rimembranze.
          (TBA) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream.” Red Indian Saloon, Fiumicino, Rome, Italy.
          (18, 19 January), Girondi, Patrick, Pianos NYC.

          2022

          (29 December) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream Live.” Altamura, Italy, Tomo Divino.”
          (9 December) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi the Orphan’s Dream Live.” Bitritto, Bari, Italy, The Ranch.
          (11 November) “Patrick Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” Manduria, Italy, Angele Pub.
          (16 October) Girondi, Patrick, et al. “Dialoghi Di Corpi.” Altamura, Italy, CASALE CAGNAZZI Di Altamura.
          (31 Aug) Ti Amo Altamura: Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream Live, Altamura, Italy, Ludi 84 Pub
          (12 Aug) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Gallipoli, Magazzino Casotti
          (26 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Manduria, Italy, Angele Pub
          (9 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream at Teatro Ferento, Viterbo, Italy
          (8 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Viterbo, Italy, Circolo Arci Il Cosmonauta

          2021

          (28 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream at Suoni Jazz Festival Di Castrovillari, Castrovillari, Italy
          (18 July) Pat Girondi – Enzo Matera and the Orphan’s Dream. Blera, Italy, Bialetti Park Hotel.
          (17 July) Pat Girondi – Enzo Matera and the Orphan’s Dream. Blera, Italy, Fenix Bistrot.

          2020

          (23 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream. Altamura, Italy, Vico Moé.
          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

          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

          Film Credits

          2022

          • 2022, Connors, Brian, director. Ed Asner Unscripted. 2022. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream (Non Ci Sei).

          • Cea, Vito and Sergio Palomba, directors. Il Settimo Giocatore. 2022. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream

          2009

          • Contessa, Alessandro. Focaccia Blues. 2009. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream

          Selected Conferences and Public Presentations

          2023:

          Patrick Girondi Discusses Creative Writing and Faded Genes. 21 Nov. 2023, Tampa, Jesuit High School.

          2022:

          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

          • Bambino Gesù Roma

          • Charak Palika Hospital New Delhi

          • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

          • MuhimBili Medical Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

          • National Institute of Health

          • Ospedale Cervello Palermo

          • Saint Jude Children’s Hospital

          Languages

          Fluency in English, Italian