Patrick is the principal of both Mining for Facts and intherightvein. Mining for Facts is an advisory service, aimed at the financial sector and intherightvein is a blog covering the details of the steel and steel raw materials industry. The blog has an extensive readership along with benchmarks of various raw materials –the financial community wants to know what the real prices are and not the list or index prices. He has consulted with major corporations in both the consuming and production sector as well as the financial community.
Prior to this, he was the co-owner of Ryan’s Notes which covered the same areas as the blog and the advisory service. Six years ago, he sold Ryan’s Notes, along with its prices and conference business to CRU. He ran Ryan’s Notes for 15 years. Prior to that, he was the head of commodity information for Platts after running Metals Week for over 20 years. He has written about, consulted on, and set prices for virtually all the world’s nonferrous and ferrous metals. He also started all the index prices in Metals Week and Ryan’s Notes. He has been in the business for nearly 50 years and has seen it all.