Founder & CEO, VOCATIO
Patrick is currently the Founder and CEO of VOCATIO, an award-winning liberal arts inspired media network and talent marketplace that connects employers with high-caliber, high-fit intern and entry-level job candidates. Working with universities and students directly, VOCATIO helps employer discover hidden talent among a more diverse population of student candidates utilizing predictive talent analytics, employer branding and career engagement strategies. As an increasingly sought after public speaker and workshop presenter, Patrick has been featured in Forbes, Chronicle for Higher Education, LA Times and Bloomberg TV. He’s also been invited to speak to more than 75 college and corporate audiences on a variety of career related topics, social entrepreneurship, political activism and diversity. 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 BellSouth (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 PricewaterhouseCoopers. Patrick received his M.B.A. from Duke University and his B.A. in Economics and minor in Political Science from Miami University. Patrick is married to Michele Cacdac Jones and together they have a daughter, Savanna. In his spare time he enjoys the beach, basketball and riding his bike.