Therein lays the foundation for Henry’s consulting and Angel investing practice at QuestFusion.
As a speaker, Patrick pulls back the curtain on what it takes to start and run a startup company. He shares his experience about managing a boards of directors, raising money, driving companies through rapid growth, and buying & selling numerous companies. As an operating executive, Patrick has M&A experience resulting in over $2 billion in transactions. He has taken a company public, raised of $200 million is private financing, and navigated his most recent public company through the great recession to over a $1 billion market cap and being named to Fortune Magazine‘s companies to watch in 2010. His talks are full of humor and practical insights on how to start and run emerging growth companies. His stories are sometimes surprising, usually funny, sometimes shocking, and always full of interesting insights. As a student of history (with a name like Patrick Henry, how couldn’t he be), Patrick draws upon examples of historical events of significance and draws the lessons from these that are important for business and life.
Professionally, Patrick Henry is currently the CEO of QuestFusion, a management consulting and angel investing firm. He has won numerous awards and recognitions in entrepreneurship including 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Technology, the San Diego Daily Transcript 2008 Top Influentials, and 2011 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO.
“Patrick recently spoke in front of our cross generational private membership community in San Diego. He delivered a powerful message of his entrepreneurialjourney that exuded compassion, warmth and a disarming honesty that few are willing to show. Patrick’s ‘get real’ persona and venerability allows his lessons to be embraced, absorbed and learned. What a tremendous pleasure to be able to have him speak for our group of leaders!”Tim Owens, President at Life Lounge San Diego
Patrick was born December 8, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri. Patrick grew up in a working class family. His father is a former US Marine, and worked for Ameron Electric as a lineman and troubleshooter for 40 years. His mother was a stay-at-home mom, until Patrick and his siblings were in high school. Patrick graduated with an engineering degree with high honors from Georgia Tech in 1986, and a MBA from the University of Southern California in 1992. Patrick and his family currently reside in San Diego, California.
Patrick has been a public speaker for over 25 years, and has keynoted and hosted events for groups as small as 10 people and as large as 1000. As such, he is available as a keynote speaker, guest speaker at events, or a participant or moderator of panel discussions. Topics that he typically speaks about include:
- Running a startup
- Starting a company
- Setting and driving a strategy
- Risk management
- Building a world-class execution engine
- Setting and attaining goals
- Developing a new market
- Overcoming adversity and winning
If you want to book Patrick Henry as a speaker or panel moderator, please contact us.