In this week’s podcast, Michael and Johnny sit down with serial entrepreneur and businessman Pat Phelan from Cork — as part of our #inspiringimmigrant series.
Pat is the co-founder of SISU aesthetic clinics, a doctor-led Irish company that specializes in cosmetic treatments like face fillers and Botox.
Pat established SISU in 2018 with two other cork men – brothers James and Brian Cotter — and the trio are on a massive expansion campaign in the U.S. where they are looking to open around 200 clinics.
Pat gives us an insight into how the SISU growth plans are going while we also look back on Pat’s incredible career and journey.
His most successful business ventures include Cubic Telecom, a mobile roaming business and Trustev, an e-commerce fraud prevention firm which he sold for $44 million. He lived in Sunnyside and Astoria in Queens for a number of years in the past and has moved to Manhattan to oversee SISU’s expansion.
It wasn’t all uphill for Pat. He was a chef and a butcher in a previous life before he became heavily dependent on alcohol. He kicked drinking more than 20 years ago and gives us an extremely honest and raw account of his battle with booze and how he transformed his life.