Patrick had a distinguished 27 year career in the United States Marine Corps as an Active Duty and Reserve fighter pilot. He was stationed in San Diego, CA. and participated in four six-month deployments: three to the Western Pacific and one to Al Assad, Iraq. Patrick was recognized as the Instructor Pilot of the Year and graduated from the United States Navy Post Graduate Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun.” During his military career, he trained over 500 replacement aircrew, graduated from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, earned his Master of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College, and served in a variety of leadership roles.
After leaving active duty in 2004, Patrick joined a management consulting company and quickly rose to become one of their top speakers. Over 13 years, Patrick delivered and conducted over 450 keynote presentations, training workshops, and consulting engagements with today’s leading corporations such as Verizon, ExxonMobil, Medtronic, DOW, VMware and H&R Block to name a few. He became an Executive Consultant/Director of Seminars and in 2006 was selected as the San Diego’s MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Speaker of the Year.
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Patrick has also worked as the account manager for Southern California for Kratos Public Safety and Security, as the Director of Business Development for Citadel Defense Company, and as the Organizational Development Executive (ODE) for Brooks International. As an ODE, Patrick worked with numerous executive leadership teams and was responsible for gaining consensus and alignment in support of the CEO’s imperative.
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Throughout his military and business career, Patrick recognized that the organizations that succeeded in any endeavor possessed great leaders. Those that did not, failed. Recognizing the need for leadership training, Patrick founded Strategic Leadership Consultants in 2019 to help organization’s Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders.
In addition to owning Strategic Leadership Consultants, Patrick also serves as the VP of Operations and Co-Founder for a startup company: Neck X LLC (www.neckxsystems.com.) Neck X LLC has developed and patented a scientifically proven neck exercise and strengthening device. The NECK X® is in use by universities, chiropractic and physical therapist offices, U.S. Olympic Training Centers, and U.S. and NATO militaries. Patrick is on the forefront of supporting academic and military studies (USAF, Australia, Italy,) website development and SEO optimization, marketing, and has been responsible for 85% of Neck X LLC’s direct sales. Patrick’s in the trenches work with Neck X LLC gives him a unique perspective on what it means “getting a company off the ground” and generating success in any environment.