Patrick Hickey is Founder and CEO of Rothco, a Dublin based creative agency group.
He started his working life in the creative industry in the old school way - on a push bike delivering artwork. He peddled onto his next adventure fast and furiously, landing an account management position in Australia and then in the Middle East, for Saatchi & Saatchi.
Knowing he had a head for selling creative ideas, he soon decided he wanted to do it for himself.
At the unshakable age of 25, Patrick opened the doors of Rothco with his partners. Since its inception 22 years ago, Rothco has always had big ambitions, matching the hunger of its founders who still graft there every day. Now 170 people strong, Patrick jokingly refers to Rothco as being ‘an overnight success’.
Rothco has lead the way for the Irish creative industry in internationalising its client base. Accounts such as Heineken, Unilever, AON, Samsung, Mark Anthony brands and Kerry Group are amongst the high profile international businesses they work with.
Never one to stop talking, doing or moving, Patrick likes a good challenge. On a personal level he has taken up boxing in recent years as well as writing and performing his own stand up comedy routine in front of a comedy club audience. Not because he wanted to, but because it terrified him. One of his partners once remarked “ I would hate your bucket list”.