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Patrick Girondi

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

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)

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 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

Published Articles & Editorials

2023:

“Patrick Girondi, Esteemed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Examines the Costs of Medicine & the Debate
Over Money.” EIN Presswire, 5 Jan. 2023, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/607746891/patrick-girondi-
esteemed-gene-therapy-pioneer-indy-music-artist-examines-the-costs-of-medicine-the-debate-over-money.

 

2022:

Girondi, Patrick. “Bluebird Bio’s $2.8 Million Gene Therapy: Criminals in Healthcare.” TrialSite News, 25 Aug. 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/bluebird-bios-2.8-million-gene-therapy-criminals-in-healthcare-f4121afd.

 

Selected Press: Pharmaceutical Company

2022:

2021:

2020:

2019:

2018:

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

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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. <https://www.patrickgirondi.com/For_my_Friends/Italian.pdf>.
  • 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

        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.

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

        Writing Trailers

        2022:

         

        • Euker, Megan, director/editor. Flight of the Rondone movie trailer. YouTube, 25 Dec. 2022, https://youtu.be/hRAnFvDIM0o

        • Euker, Megan, director/editor. New City: A Story about Race Baiting and Hope on the South Side of Chicago by Patrick Girondi (Trailer). YouTube, 14 Nov. 2022, youtu.be/QjPQbiDrhrQ.

        • Euker, Megan, director, editor. Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi Book Trailer . YouTube, 20 July 2022, youtu.be/e_47ho6-3Ts.
        • Brown, Jared, editor. Flight of the Rondone Book and Music Trailer. YouTube, 5 Feb. 2022, https://youtu.be/2w4KywHPshQ.

        Selected Press: Music

        2023:

        2022:

        2021:

        2019:

        2017:

        2016:     

        2011:

        2010:

        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

                  2023:

                  • Demas, Jennifer, director. Author Visit: Patrick Girondi | Fort Worth Public Library. YouTube, 17 Jan. 2023,
                    https://youtu.be/urpdpdU5cfQ.

                  • “The Doug Stephan Show with Guest Patrick Girondi.” Stephan, Doug, director. The Doug Stephan Show, 11 Jan. 2023

                  2022:

                  • Griesi, Felice and Patrick Girondi. C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 7 Ott 2022 Ospite Patrick Girondi. Canale 2, 7 Oct. 2022, https://youtu.be/ms1LO4M-kMQ.
                  • Youker, Ethan. “American Medicine Today”, WFLA-Tampa, 14 Oct. 2022. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139- american-medicine-today-27091412/episode/patrick-girondi-flight-of-the-103624458/
                  • Eva, Barry. “A Book and A Chat: New Vision Radio with Patrick Girondi.” New Vision Radio, Bristol, Connecticut, 30 Aug. 2022.
                  • O’Connor, Dan. “Pursuing Cures: Patrick Girondi Talks Legal Battle to Get Blood Disorder Drug Released.” TrialSite News, YouTube, 6 Aug. 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6q-jbIpoQ
                  • Levantino, Barney. “Syosset Public Library with Patrick Girondi.” Syosset , New York, 2 Aug. 2022.
                  • Griesi, Felice. “C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 6 Lug 2022 Ospiti Patrick Girondi e Brian Connors.” Canale 2, 6 July 2022. https://youtu.be/FDQ0CN4zP5Y
                  • Kaminsky, Ross. The Ross Kaminsky Show, 6 July 2022.
                  • Gillem, Denny. Frontlines of Freedom, 4 July 2022.
                  • Gill, Patzi. “Tan Talk Radio/Joy on Paper.” Joy on Paper with Patrick Girondi, Tan Talk Radio, 28 June 2022. https://radio-joyonpaper.com/author-interview-patrick-girondi/
                  • “Barr Memorial Library Interview with Patrick Girondi.” 22 June 2022.
                  • Fuchs, Ben. “‘The Bright Side Radio Show’ with Patrick Girondi.” “The Bright Side Radio Show”/Genesis Communications , 11 June 2022.
                  • Guyardo, Gayle. “Bloom TV with Patrick Girondi.” Bloom TV with Guest Patrick Girondi, 7 June 2022. https://www. wfla.com/bloom/high-school-drop-out-vs-big-pharma-the-fight-to-save-my-sons-life
                  • Seebo, Donna. “Donna Seebo Show with Patrick Girondi.” Donna Seebo Show, 6 June 2022.
                  • Jones, Danny. “Italian Gangster Takes On Big Pharma to Save His Sick Son.” Koncrete, 6 June 2022. https://youtu.be/DcSXiBvS6Dk
                  • Busbee, John. The Culture Buzz with John Busbee, 6 June 2022.
                  • Harant, Andy. Cuyahoga County Library Talk with Patrick Girondi, Parma, Ohio, 1 June 2022.
                  • Shrand, Dr. Joe. “The Dr. Joe Show with Patrick Girondi.” The Dr. Joe Show, episode 169, 26 May 2022. https://youtu.be/Ipboa7Cauos
                  • Lawrence, Warren. “WKNY-AM ‘Warren in the Morning’ with Patrick Girondi.” “Warren in the Morning”, WKNY-AM, 26 May 2022.
                  • Potash, Larry, and Robin Baumgarten. “WGN Live with Patrick Girondi: Flight of the Rondone.” 24 May 2022. https://youtu.be/YVMdJfx60qo
                  • Martinez, Bill. Bill Martinez Show, Episode https://billmartinezshow.com/may-17-2022/, 16 May 2022.
                  • Williams, Jeff. “WSIU-FM (NPR); Interview with Patrick Girondi.” WSIU-FM (NPR), 13 May 2022.
                  • Farrah, Kristen. “Radio Health Journal: Interview with Patrick Girondi.” Radio Health Journal, 12 May 2022.
                  • “The Italian Radio Show with Tony La Stella, Featuring Patrick Girondi.” 10 May 2022.
                  • “Morning Show with Shelley Irwin”. WGVU-FM (NPR), 9 May 2022.

                  2021:

                  2020:

                  • “The Watchlist Series: David Vs Goliath, An Interview With Patrick Girondi.” TrialSite News, 13 Feb. 2020, youtu.be/6mWisUUoZKs.

                  2019:

                  2018:

                  • Griesi, Felice, director. Canale2 Interview with Felice Griesi and Patrick Girondi. YouTube, 31 Oct. 2018, https://youtu.be/re_AnOHF_S4
                  • “Felice Griesi ospite Pat Girondi.” Interview by Felice Griesi. Canale Due, Altamura/Puglia, Italy, 9 Feb. 2018. https://youtu.be/PlY8tAfd51M

                  2017:

                  • “Approfondimento. A Matera la notte delle malattie rare, Pat Girondi in concerto.” Interview by Francesco Giusto. TRM television, Matera/Basilicata, Italy, 29 Dec. 2017. Italy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iJY_a-yokc
                  • Castoro, Arturo, director. C2 Ce Mar 17 Gen 2017 Arturo Castoro Ospite Pat Girondi. YouTube, 17 Jan. 2017, https://youtu.be/-weQ_gOKDXc

                  2011:

                  2009:

                  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:

                  • “L’Amore Cura: Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” Performance by Patrick Girondi, and Francesco Colonna, YouTube, 7 Feb. 2018, https://youtu.be/Yq_tKx_RoYU.

                  2016:

                  • “Fast Break: Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” Performance by Patrick Girondi, YouTube, 17 Feb. 2016, https://youtu.be/i8rL3DsMRCc.
                  • Centoducati, Salvatore. “Living Without You, Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” YouTube, 23 Feb. 2016, https://youtu.be/9UakDkjs71w

                  2010:

                  2008:

                    Music Trailers

                    2022:

                    Music Recordings & Albums

                    2022 Orphan’s Final Chapter Produced by Farelive

                    2020 Orphan’s Return Produced 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

                    PAT 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

                    2023

                    (24 February) 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
                    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

                    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

                    2022:

                    • “In-Store Book Signing with Author Patrick Girondi for His New Book Flight of the Rondone.” 9 June 2022, Burr Ridge, Barbara’s Bookstore.
                    • “IMSS Hosts Author Patrick Girondi for a Book Release Reading and Signing of FLIGHT OF THE RONDONE.” 9 June 2022, Chicago, International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago. https://youtu.be/RLPYKxOtKIk
                    • “Book Signing and Inauguration of Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi.” 3 June 2022, Chicago, Eris.

                    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