International Work Experience: Argentina, IndiaAreas of Success: Board Development, Funding Strategies, Revenue Growth, LeadershipFavorite Meal with Nebbiolo: Duck Confit with Wild Mushroom Risotto, in Monforte de Alba
The floor of Patrick Quinlan’s childhood home in Germany was almost always covered with Legos. He spent many hours dreaming up elaborate constructions and working methodically to bring his visions to life. No kits. No directions. No rules. It turns out that this hobby was an apt foreshadowing of his future business success, a practice that taught him how to build, grow and lead.
Patrick’s leadership career began at Delta Translation. Within a year of being hired on as an associate, he was promoted to President. In less than two years, he expanded the company to 70 people in Denver and Rosario, Argentina and increased revenue from $1 million to $10 million, fundamentals that made Delta attractive to the private equity firm that acquired it. Next, a group of investors hired Patrick to take over HomePort, an organization with no current paying customer base and a balance sheet with $5 million in losses. He quickly led them out of bankruptcy, and within three years, he secured five Fortune 250 clients and grew their reach to four offices, 120 employees, and quarterly revenue of $4 million.
Most recently, Patrick served as CEO of Rivet Software. Upon his entry, the firm had 20 employees, 40 customers, and $240,000 in quarterly revenue. Two years later, Rivet had become the unequivocal industry leader in XBRL Financial Reporting. During his tenure, Patrick accelerated the company to 650 global team members, 1500 customers and $12 million in quarterly revenue. This earned the company 4900% growth and #60 overall placement on the 2011 Inc. 500 List.
Patrick strongly believes in giving back to the community and spends his spare time volunteering with education-related initiatives for youth. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flobots.org. Founded by nationally prominent musicians with backgrounds in public school education, the non-profit uses music to help at-risk kids become engaged in learning and committed to staying in school. Additionally, Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of Young Americans Bank, the only FDIC-insured bank designed for youth under the age of 21. The fully operational bank allows participating children to learn financial responsibility and gain economic knowledge for chasing their entrepreneurial dreams.
Patrick served as a US Army Infantryman in Desert Storm. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Regis University. His entrepreneurial achievements have earned him recognition by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s top “Forty Under 40” leaders as well as an Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
While those around him notice that Patrick is typically moving at very high speeds, he still takes time to savor what matters most – friends, family, and of course, good food. He frequents Denver’s restaurants, often with his registered therapy dog, Jasmine, by his side. He dreams of racing cars.
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