Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien

CEO, Paris Presents Incorporated


Patrick J. O’Brien is currently Chief Executive Officer of Paris Presents Incorporated, a global beauty company headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois. In addition, he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Patina Solutions, a global management staffing/consulting firm.

A growth-focused global leader, he currently has two companies in the Inc. 5000 list and is the E and Y Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016 in the Retail/Consumer group.

During his time at Paris Presents, the digitally-driven Real Techniques® brand has become the fastest growing makeup accessory brand in the world.  It is also the #1 makeup brush brand on You Tube, in creative collaboration with the Chapman sisters, highly regarded and digitally-savvy global make-up artists.  Ecotools is the #1 Mass channel natural cosmetic accessories brand.

Paris Presents was named the fastest growing Health and Beauty Company under $1 billion in the U.S. in the BCG/IRI Momentum report. In addition, it was named the Growth Company of the Year in the UK for 2015, a Top 10 Finalist for Total Europe and named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 and 2016.. The company has had double-digit growth over the past 4 years with a 10x increase in International Sales. Patrick has been CEO since 2012.

Patina Solutions has been named to the Inc 500/5000 for 4 straight years and is expanding rapidly with 14 US markets and global partnerships in Europe, Latin American and Asia.

Patrick spent over 29 years with S.C. Johnson in a variety of roles including President-North American and Europe, President-Europe based in London, UK and President –Johnson Outdoors.  Prior to these roles, he had a number of marketing and sales roles in the U.S. 

Patrick is also a board member and founding investor for Bad Donkey Social, an emerging technology company in Madison, WI as well as a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the UW-Madison School of Business.

A native of Milwaukee, Patrick holds an Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.