Pat joined the firm as a Vice President and Investment Manager in early 2018. In this role, he gathers information about stocks and market conditions and implements the firm's investment strategy based upon the investment objectives and risk profile of our clients. Mr. Farley actively interacts with clients, discussing investment strategy and performance, while also providing counsel in other financial planning matters.
Pat began his career as a Fixed Income Analyst with Sit Investment Associates in Minneapolis in 1992 before moving into equity research at Piper Jaffray, Inc. He then spent 10 years as a Portfolio Manager at Kopp Investment Advisors in Edina, Minnesota, where he was responsible for equity research and managing small cap equity portfolios. Pat joined Craig-Hallum Capital Group in 2005 as a Vice President of Institutional Equity Sales where he called on Mairs & Power as a client for the better part of ten years. Prior to joining Mairs & Power, Mr. Farley worked as Client Account Manager with Stevens Foster Financial Advisors.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional.
Pat is an active member of both the CFA Society of Minnesota and the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota. Pat serves on the Board of the Hope Dental Clinic and especially enjoys mentoring college and grad school students as they prepare to enter the financial services industry.
Pat and his wife, Terry, both grew up in Minnesota and have three children, all of whom graduated or are attending school at Saint John’s University or the College of Saint Benedict. Pat loves golf, having played it all his life, and to fill the void of becoming empty nesters, he and Terry recently adopted a puppy named Boomer.