A leader in consumer and business-to-business marketing, innovative solution development and organizational design and culture, Pat is a connector of ideas, people & actions with a love of finding the perfect intersection between a business need and a consumer want. As a marketer and leader, he has over 25 years of business experience YES, AND he is a student of Improvisation with a core belief in the power of the ensemble to achieve breakthrough excellence.
Pat had a successful 20-year career at Coca-Cola where he held various marketing and customer positions across the Foodservice, Convenience Retail, On-Premise and Specialty Retail Channels. In his last role as Vice-President Channel & Commercial for the North American Foodservice and On-Premise business, he led a team dedicated to engaging consumers in places where they eat, shop, work, travel, learn and play. Prior to Coca-Cola, worked at one of McDonald’s promotional agencies, The Marketing Store Worldwide where he led teams the development the toys for the Happy Meal. Ask him about his Tigger story.
Pat is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and has an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. He is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory for Improvisational Acting.