Chief Product Officer
"I once had a boss who was in the office for a website launch. He didn’t see the months of hard work we did prior ..."
“... So, when he saw it, he said 'Whoa, that was easy!' and a few weeks later, this showed up on my desk.”
As Chief Product Officer at Lirio, Patrick serves as the vision-caster and big idea generator for the technology we make, leading the charge as we build an engine to achieve clear, positive communication outcomes for our clients and their contacts. Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in consulting for Fortune 1000 companies, early stage and emerging start-ups, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is also well versed in brand design, marketing strategy, e-commerce websites, web-based applications, and content sites. With strong conceptual and facilitation skills in executive strategy and product visualization, Patrick helps create user-centered, market-leading online solutions.
Work & Education:
Chief Product Officer, Lirio, 2016–Present
Chief Product & Technology Officer, Lirio, 2016
Chief Executive Officer, Fiveworx, 2013–2016
Vice President Interactive, Shelton Group, Inc., 2012–2013
Director of Product Development & User Experience, The E.W. Scripps Company, 2011–2012
Director of Online Design & User Experience, The E.W. Scripps Company, 2010–2011
Founder & CEO, Modern Sprocket LLC, 2007–2013
Principal, Strategux Consulting, 2000–2007
Vice President of User Experience & Product Development, Varsity Group, Inc., 1999–2000
Senior Account Executive, iXL, 1998–1999
Director of Business Development,Coleman Design Group, 1996–1998
Founder & CEO, Phideas Communications, 1991–1995
B.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee, 1989
Chattanooga, Tennessee is Patrick’s hometown. Patrick believes in family first. He has been married for 11 years to his wife, Melanie, and they have a 10-year-old daughter named Camille. Along with his background in digital product development and behavioral economics, Patrick is also a leader in marketing automation, user research, information architecture, interactive design, and more.
Mac or PC: “Mac. Are you for real?”
Favorite music genre: “Alt-country (Uncle Tupelo, Jayhawks, early Wilco, etc.)”
Hobbies/Interests: “Travel, cooking, wine, cycling, and Apple.”
Favorite thing from childhood: “Being at the lake: fishing, boating, skiing, swimming…”