Transformation Advocate: Patrick Finneran

We would like to recognize and introduce Patrick J. Finneran, Jr. PhD as a partner and advocate for business transformation and leading successful businesses. He is the President of Accelerated Performance Solutions LLC, an independent business consulting company. His clients include private equity, energy management, software development, industrial, US Government, and veterinary medicine. He is also a director of Jura Corporation, a private holding company.


His former experience includes President/CEO of Sabreliner Corporation and multiple senior executive positions with The Boeing Company: VP/GM of Harrier programs, VP/GM F/A 18 programs, including the leadership responsibility for F/A-18 E/F development and test for which the team was awarded the prestigious Collier trophy in 1999; VP/GM Naval aircraft programs where he oversaw the operational test and fielding of the V22 and the capture of the multi-mission maritime aircraft program, the P8 Poseidon; and President of Boeing Support Systems which was a $7 billion business that provided a complete spectrum of defense services.


"Leadership has a huge level of humility in it where on one hand you've got to be outgoing, bold, and courageous while other the other hand you've got to internally have a lot of humility and realize you cannot do it by yourself."

Interview of Patrick Finneran, President of Accelerated Performance Solutions sponsored by the Leadership and Transformation Podcast


Patrick holds a bachelor's degree from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters Degree from East Carolina University. He is an honor graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Basic School, the U.S Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, and a graduate of the National War College. His accomplishments include an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, the Navy League’s Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz Award, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation “Most Distinguished American Award”, and the University of Notre Dame William Corby Award. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for Graduate Studies and Research for The University of Notre Dame, a trustee of the LORD Foundation of North Carolina supporting Duke University, a trustee of the LORD Foundation of California supporting The University of Southern California, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Currently, Patrick is a retired Marine Corps Officer and a Vietnam combat veteran.