Patrick Armstrong is a Partner of Canal Partners. In this role Mr. Armstrong is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investments, performing industry and financial analysis, due diligence, investment decision making, and providing additional support for internal operations and portfolio companies.
In addition to his role with Canal Partners, Mr. Armstrong is Vice President and Co-Founder of JDA Investments (US), Inc., which was formed in 2008 to manage his family’s Single Family Office. Prior to his role at JDA Investments, Mr. Armstrong founded and operated Armstrong IT Services. Armstrong IT Services acted as an Information Technology consultant for several small and medium-sized companies with focuses on health-care, digital media, accounting, education, and IT services. Prior to that, Mr. Armstrong was a Support Specialist at Sungard Availability Systems. He began his career as an IT Technician in the Information Technology Services department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Armstrong serves as a Director on both of his family’s foundations, the Armstrong Family Foundation and the Kiita Foundation, is a member of Arizona Technology Investors, previously served as Board Chair of SEED SPOT (where he remains a Director), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Feliz Charitable Organization. Additionally, he serves as the Board Chair for Social Venture Partners of Arizona - which cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our desert community’s social challenges. Along with his wife, Amy Armstrong, he serves on the Grant Committee for Next Generation Philanthropists which provides programs and experiences that promote lifelong engagement and philanthropy.
Mr. Armstrong earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he and his wife founded the Kiita Scholarship which currently supports 6 students. Additionally, he received a Certificate of Business Excellence from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has 2 children and resides in Phoenix, AZ.