Entrepreneur and Management Consultant: Patrick is currently the Founder and CEO of Vocatio, an angel funded and emerging startup in the Education-to-Employment domain. Vocatio.com, a vocationally themed media network and talent marketplace to help students 16-24 yrs old navigate their way through school to a passionate and purposeful career of their choice.
What is Vocatio? (https://youtu.be/Zkxtxm7kZ_E)
To date the reception from students, their parents, educators and employers from early testing has been outstanding. The company is a previous member of the prestigious GSV Labs Ed-Tech program in San Francisco, winner of the Duke University Startup Showcase and winner of Venture Tech People Ops Innovation Challenge. Since 2002, Patrick has operated as an entrepreneur and independent management consultant on several diverse new media, technology and software industry related projects for such clients as Atlanta Gas & Light, Promethean, Turner Entertainment, Manheim/AutoTrader, Coca Cola and Bell South (now AT&T). Prior to 2002, he was a Partner with Siebel Systems (now Oracle), a Principal at Diamond Technology Partners (acquired by PwC) and Senior Consultant with Price Water House Coopers. Citizen and Political Activist: Patrick started his professional career in Georgia in 1988 in the field of politics, including a year as the state GOP Deputy Political Director. Over the last 20 years, he has worked on numerous national and local political campaigns, has met Presidents Reagan, Bush (41) and Bush (43), and was an alternate delegate to the 1992 national Republican convention. Patrick was a panelist in President George W. Bush’s National Economic Summit in 2002, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Racial Reconciliation Panel in 2003. Patrick was also a member of Governor Sonny Perdue’s Commission for a New Georgia Task Force and an appointed Commissioner to the Georgia State Film, Video & Music Commission. In addition, he was a board member for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for several years. He also previously worked as the Director of Programs for the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, at the MLK, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission.