Chris was formerly a Senior Software Design Engineer with Microsoft Corporation and one of the two original architects and developers of what became known as Web Services / SOAP, introduced in .NET, now being used on billions of devices worldwide. He travelled widely with Bill Gates, Microsoft's Chairman and Chief Architect and other senior Microsoft executives introducing the concept of Web Services at high profile technical conferences and venture forums such as TechEd, Comdex, and more.
Chris' work is found running in many large corporations and infrastructures commonplace across all industry segments, such as Sony, Verizon, Volkswagen, Trans World Entertainment Corporation, Honeywell, US Airways, Costco, PetSmart, and American Express to name just a few.
Chris was the Chief Software Architect for US Airways, completing the total reconstruction of usairways.com back end infrastructure, design and function as well as a complete new front end. Combined, it was US Airways' first attempt of Service oriented Architecture (SOA).
Chris also created the architecture for Microsoft's internal "Idea Generation Tool" called "Greenhouse". The Greenhouse idea was delivered directly to Steve Ballmer and then cultivated through various teams based upon Chris' architecture and idea.
He has held numerous CTO, architecture, and VP positions throughout his career, obtained his Microsoft Certified Solution Developer credentials (MCSD) in 1998, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance / Accounting.
He is also the author and owner of several technology patents including those in real estate technology, and social media.
Patrick has over 22 years of sales management experience in many of the top metropolitan areas. During these years Patrick has managed over 200 retail stores simultaneously, multiple outside sales programs, call centers and various sales training teams.
Patrick has extensive experience within the software development space and has specialized in SaaS. Patrick has been Vice President of Sales for various tech startups in San Francisco Bay Area. Patrick was responsible for building and managing sales development, inside sales as well as direct sales.
Patrick has a passion for training and learning. Outside of LaunchTEK, Patrick is a Firearms Instructor as well as a Certified Taser Instructor. Patrick has worked as a sales trainer and managed sales training programs. Teaching people to succeed when others can't, is one of Patrick's top priorities.