Pat O’Donnell started, ran, and successfully exited a legal software company; Bridgeway Software. He founded Bridgeway in 1989 to enable leading corporations and government agencies to optimize productivity, reduce cost, and mitigate risk with an integrated technology approach for legal and compliance management through flagship products, LawManager®, eCounsel®, and Secretariat®. In July 2015 Miratech acquired Bridgeway in a market consolidation.
Following the sale of Bridgeway Mr. O’Donnell has embarked on new ventures with Unabridged Technology, guided by a mission to invest in legal technology companies and provide an incubator environment to help them scale successfully and cultivate growth.
Mr. O’Donnell is most proud of the company culture he helped create and model – one of caring for both employees and clients. As a self-proclaimed spiritual man by nature, he reflects daily on how to live a better life, and seeks out ways to dedicate his talents and experiences. Two examples of his efforts with two non-profits; coaching the management team at Plant It Forward Farms, a Houston-based non-profit that helps refugees grow their own urban farm businesses, and in a mentoring role in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.
Mr. O'Donnell is married to his high school sweetheart, has three amazing grown children, and two (almost perfect) grandsons. As an avid traveler, he truly appreciates a good pair of walking shoes, Google maps, and his trusted baseball hat. As a proud Houston native, O’Donnell’s favorite food is Texas BBQ.
Patrick O’Donnell holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics from Rice University.