Neal Patterson

About Neal Patterson

Who is it?: Chairman, CEO and President, Cerner
Birth Day: December 10, 1949
Birth Place: United States
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: CEO of Cerner

Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson was born on December 10, 1949 in United States, is Chairman, CEO and President, Cerner. Neal Patterson, the founder and chairman of Cerner Corporation, died on July 9, due to unexpected complications after a recent recurrence of a previously disclosed soft tissue cancer, initially described as "treatable and curable. " Patterson built his fortune selling IT and electronic health record systems through Cerner. The son of tenant farmers, Patterson co-founded the Kansas City-based company in 1979 with colleagues from Arthur Andersen's consulting business. Cerner flourished thanks to the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health (HITECH) law that forced U.S. hospital records to go digital. Patterson also co-owned the National Golf Club of Kansas City and the Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.
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As per our current Database, Neal Patterson has been died on July 9, 2017 (aged 67).

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When Neal Patterson die, Neal Patterson was 67 years old.

Popular As Neal Patterson
Occupation Technology
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 10, 1949 (United States)
Birthday December 10
Town/City United States
Nationality United States

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Neal Patterson’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Neal Patterson was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Patterson grew up on the family farm in South Central Kansas near Manchester, Oklahoma and received his bachelors and Masters from Oklahoma State University in 1971 and 1972. Following a stint with Arthur Andersen, he and Arthur Andersen colleagues Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup founded Cerner in 1979.


On August 31, 2006, Patterson and five other individuals purchased Sporting Kansas City (then known as the Kansas City Wizards), a Major League Soccer team, from Lamar Hunt. The other members of the ownership group at the time of purchase were Cliff Illig, Rock Island Capital’s Robb Heineman, Greg Maday, David French, and Pat Curran, founder of C3 Holdings. The group stated its intention to keep Sporting Kansas City in the Kansas City area.


In April 2010, Forbes magazine named Patterson fourth on their annual list of "America's Best-Performing Bosses" based on a formula for calculating which executives delivered the best shareholder value relative to their total compensation. Factors included stock performance relative to industry peers over the past six years, annualized stock performance during the leader's total tenure and performance relative to the S&P 500 over that time, and total compensation over the past six years.


Patterson died on July 9, 2017 from complications from soft-tissue cancer, which was diagnosed in January 2016 and he was previously treated for.

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