Patrick Guarasci began his career working for Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and, soon after, with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. He considers himself lucky to have been in the right place at the right time, working for a governor and mayor, who wanted to do big things, in an important swing state.
Patrick has gone on to work with presidents, governors, senators, Wisconsin supreme court justices, congresspeople, state legislative leaders, and mayors across the country. He started G. Strategies so that he could work on solving tough problems across multiple disciplines: political, nonprofit, and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Some have also suggested that he launched G. Strategies to surround himself with people smarter than him, and they wouldn't be half wrong.
Guarasci, a specialist in national fundraising, has worked closely with leaders across the country, including Stacey Abrams and the New Georgia Project to fight for voting rights and voter access. Guarasci later joined Stacey Abrams team as her lead national fundraising consultant when she ran for governor of Georgia in 2018. He also lead the national fundraising for Randy "IronStache" Bryce and worked closely with US Senator Tammy Baldwin and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on their national fundraising efforts to pay for voter engagement in Wisconsin.
He previously served as a Vice Chair of the DNC National Finance Committee, on President Obama’s National Finance Committee as one of his top 25 national fundraisers.
Patrick has also expanded his work to include cutting edge nonprofits, as well as entrepreneurs, venture funds, accelerators and start-ups that want to do big things to change the world.
Patrick Guarasci graduated from the Northfield Mount Hermon School, a member of the prestigious “8 schools”. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College in Political Science, and, a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He occasionally threatens to return to higher education and complete his doctorate on the executive power of presidents, governors, and mayors.