Most start-ups crash
They can’t build the plane fast enough. No complete blueprints and the landscape is changing daily.
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What problems does your target have that you can solve? Can you build a solution before you run out of resources?
Marketing plan & implementation
Content, convenience, competition, CRM, etc… Marketing is key for success. Do you have what it takes?
What are your SMART goals and objectives? Do you know what initiatives will get you there?
Branding and positioning
So much more than a logo, a color, and a font. Why would someone want to recommend your company?
Skunkworks project development
Just because people say it is a crazy idea, that doesn’t mean it can’t generate value… Want to see if your idea can fly?
So many tools available. How do you efficiently support growth of your customer’s journey and touchpoints?
20+ years helping startups
“I help those who dare to make a difference”
In 1993, fresh out of university, I saw an opportunity for the startup I worked for; build a B2B website. It was the 7th website on the then hot Yahoo Chemical Companies list. The small investment paid off. The company still owns a valuable domain name and is still going strong (it wasn’t all me :-).
A few years later I co-founded the proverbial startup from my (Portuguese) bedroom: ChemConnect Inc, a disruptive online marketplace that was later headquartered in San Francisco, grew to ~200 people, and was eventually sold to ICE.
Since then I’ve closely worked with over 20 CEOs and other tech startup leaders in healthcare, life-sciences, and other industries. Fast moving start-up environments where everyone learns by the seat of their pants. I help them achieve their goals in marketing, strategy, branding, and business development.
I feel fortunate to have worked with David Eddy, MD, PhD; the father of evidence based medicine. His company, Archimedes, was a disruptive healthcare startup that was later sold to Evidera. His evidence mantra shaped my thinking. Now I focus on success by assessing the reality of my client’s resources and landscape, make next-step hypotheses, execute, and adjust based on evidence. A good gut feel is needed to start and data is essential for long-term, sustainable success.
What People Said
I've worked with Patrick at both Archimedes and ChemConnect. I've enjoyed working with him at both companies. He is extremely detail-oriented and organized. He is also very clear about his (high) expectations of my engineers. I appreciate this as it makes it easier for us to deliver when requirements are unambiguous.
Patrick not only has a mastery over the latest online tools and strategies available, but he also has an "old school" knack of knowing what clients want and drawing the appropriate audience to his organization based on whatever remit he is given. He was enjoyable to work with and is certainly capable of making a significant impact to any team he joins.
I have been collaborating with Patrick for the past 4 years and I attribute a significant portion of the success that we have had with Archimedes to his efforts. Patrick's initial work on overall strategy and then his consistent and determined approach to formalizing the marketing processes to realize our strategic goals have helped take the company from relative obscurity to one of the leaders in healthcare modeling.
I highly recommend Patrick to be a member of any team. Patrick is a crucial element in brainstorming sessions. He can listen, discuss and summarize in easy steps what has been discussed. Patrick is a natural leader/organizer, he knows how to take command and make things happen, on time.
Patrick has been a tireless promoter of the sport of Beach Ultimate. Patrick is extremely results oriented and has successfully staged and promoted a number of successful World Championships for Beach Ultimate. Having lived in several countries and with his professional and avocational experience globally, he has a great sense of the cultural sensitivities required to be successful worldwide.
Patrick is a strong strategist who can also implement tactics, step by step, with an eye toward ROI and cost-effectiveness. He's quick-witted yet thoughtful; eager to investigate new methods, yet analytical; very kind and easy-going, yet questioning. Patrick is also a very "real" and "normal" guy, someone who interacts really well with a wide range of people from all kinds of backgrounds.
Patrick is an incredibly dedicated and passionate professional, with creative and solid ideas focused on positive results and the ability to measure those results to show the value of marketing activities. It was a pleasure to work on a team with Patrick and he was a true collaborator, listening to ideas, valuing experience, and fostering a team spirit.
Patrick worked for us to develop a business plan . We just gave the idea and he did the rest: investigating, analyzing and reporting the best business model for the company. He understands all aspects needed to run a company, can think strategic, and just gets things done, and done well.
Patrick has enormous knowledge and experience on creating and executing successful digital marketing strategies and he does it with an infectious and up-beat attitude. Patrick has the unique and delightful ability to encourage joy AND success in any individual he meets.
Patrick is sharp, hard working, detail oriented and one of the most motivated and engaged colleagues I have worked with. He has a broad range of skills and can apply them to many facets of an organization. On top of all that, he is also a pleasure to work with.
Patrick is outstanding at clear thinking and getting work done. He has some of the best execution capabilities of anyone I've ever worked with. Also, having worked at a number of early stage companies he is well versed in the challenges of many components of the organization and has developed a deep experience set for solving problems.
I've worked with Patrick for the last several years and have always found him to be intelligent, engaging, energetic and insightful. As a client, he is really easy to work with - very accessible no matter where he is around the world, and always interested in working collaboratively on projects. I would highly recommend Patrick for all projects requiring a strengths with business intelligence, marketing strategy and execution.