Athletic Director, University of Southern California
Patrick Haden is the athletic director at the University of Southern California. Formerly he was General Partner of Riordan, Lewis & Haden ("RLH"), a private equity firm, which invests in high growth middle market companies. He has been a partner with RLH since 1987 and has successfully guided many of the firm's portfolio companies through rapid growth and the public market process. Pat was on the Board of Directors of four companies which range in revenue size from $100 million to $1.3 billion. He serves on the board of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), and Bradshaw International, Inc.
Pat graduated from USC (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) in 1975 and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University in England. He graduated from Oxford in 1978 with a B.A. in Economics and received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1982.
Pat was quarterback for the USC football team from 1972-1974, leading them to two National Championships and three Rose Bowl appearances. He was named Co-Most Valuable Player of the 1975 Rose Bowl. Pat was also named an Academic All-American in 1973 and 1974 and he is a member of the Academic All American Hall of Fame, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the National High School Hall of Fame and the USC Hall of Fame and he was awarded the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award. He played professional football for seven seasons, six of those with the Los Angeles Rams. He was named the Ram's Rookie of the Year in 1976, was named to the Pro Bowl in 1977 and was named the National Football Conference Player of the Year in 1978 by the Washington, D.C. Touchdown Club.