Pat held many roles as a marketing executive, advisor, and investor with more than 20 years experience working with large and small technology brands. He developed his branding sensibilities and skills at Apple, where he worked for 16 years and led marketing for Apple’s software, education, and e-commerce businesses. And he has leveraged this background to lead marketing and build new brands for three venture-backed startups: Kno (acquired by Intel), Zepp (acquired by Huami), and Deserve. In advising early-stage startups, Pat helps founders and early executives think through the stages and sequencing of their branding (and demand generation) efforts. He believes it’s never too early to establish the foundation for your brand and you can make meaningful progress without spending money (though it does require hard-thinking). Pat got his undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin and completed his master’s degree at Stanford.
About the Thinkers Chapter
Designed for the owners of stage II companies, generally between 5 and 25 employees and between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in gross revenues.
LoCo Think Tank brings together non-competitive business owners from different industries, to identify and explore solutions to business challenges. Each chapter is professionally facilitated by a successful business veteran.
Our facilitators are driven by the purpose and impact of the role and focused on maximizing the experience of members. The facilitator manages communications leading up to and following each meeting, maintains order during the meetings, and meets one-on-one, or in small groups, with members in between chapter meetings.