I started at Decernis two years after its founding and have spent the last decade building up its SaaS product portfolio. My products respond to the challenges faced by leading brands and manufacturers in managing and complying with complex global regulations.
My entrepreneurship journey started when I was a part-time researcher and realized that my work could be automated. Rather than remaining content with manual and mundane tasks I learned Python. Shortly after I pitched my first product idea, which happened to lead to two patents, and I began my journey first as a developer then a product manager.
I have made a career out of following my curiosity and risen through the ranks. I am proud to be part of the senior leadership at Decernis. In 2019 we were acquired by FoodChain ID.
Current search algorithms, such as Google’s PageRank, inadequately met our client needs because highly ranked sites mean that they are already highly known while recent international events for governments and agencies rank low. By tracking media at the source, indexing ingredient and chemical names and determining relevance of news document we can alert customers to these events in real time, saving them millions of dollars.
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charity Impact takes the lessons from the startup world, particularly Lean and Agile methodologies, and helps nonprofits increase their effectiveness. It introduces a tailored Charity Canvas to frame the conversation of impact from strategic planning to programming to any other aspect of the organization.
Charity Impact's main focus is on fundraising and strategic planning.
Did you know that only about 9% of Americans include a nonprofit in their will? Would you also be surprised if those donations summed up to be $28 Billion and growing per year?
During my tenure at Giving Docs we made history by raising $21 Million in estimated estate gifts in 48 hours. This success led to joining Dan Ariely, the world-renowned behavioral economist, at his Startup Lab at Duke University. The power of crowdfunding has just been unleashed to disrupt the world of planned giving.
I am a versatile Product Manager with over a decade experience designing, developing and delivering patented SaaS solutions. Currently I am the Director of Product Management & Planning at Decernis, a FoodChain ID company, where I manage high profile projects serving the complex needs of the largest food, beverage, chemical and consumer product manufacturers in the world. I am a dedicated Agilist and Lean manager, leading and coaching Scrum and Kanban teams focused on business value, flow and continuous improvement. I am also a social entrepreneur dedicated to changing the nonprofit fundraising landscape for the better and ensuring nonprofits increase their impact.
“Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible”
Edwin Land, Scientist, Inventor and Co-Founder of Polaroid
What people say about my work:
Patrick has been the great proponent in Decernis for making decisions with the customer's needs in mind. He does an excellent job in working with customers and developing products that are beneficial and useable. Patrick keeps the focus of development on track and communicates effectively with clients any changes to the schedule. He also has a great sense of how to use existing products to solve customers problems. This gift makes customers successful and want to work with him. Working with Patrick is never a bad choice.
I worked with Patrick for over 4 years in the build out and continuing redesign/improvement of Decernis News. We have worked in a collegial and highly collaborative manner, and Patrick has consistently been organized and methodical while being creative and innovative at the same time. He is very responsive to our clients, to me, and to our team. Patrick has continued to improve his technical skills and his managerial skills as well.
Patrick led the strategic roadmap and tactical execution with one of the development teams I managed at STX. His project was one of the most organized, positive, and effective that I had the opportunity to work with. Patrick has great judgment as a PM, and knows when to push things through and when to push back. He also gets agile methodology and understands the right balance between planning and doing. It was a pleasure to work with him.
I have a great deal of respect for Patrick's management style and abilities. He juggles many stakeholders effectively and is genuinely interested and motivated by the work he does. He is both technically and strategically savvy, balancing business needs and technical tradeoffs easily. I've been impressed with how much Patrick is able to manage in terms of understanding new technical complexity. I would be happy to work with Patrick again.
Patrick is a great manager with a technical background, which is very helpful. During our cooperation Patrick worked with several distributed teams with great success. He definitely showed his leadership and management skills solving all of our blockers or problems with highest priority. In my opinion he is the glue between technical and non-technical worlds. Patrick has a great understanding of Agile principles. His role of Product Owner in our Scrum Team was indispensable.
I hired Patrick as an IT advisor to conduct technical and market-based research for my startup data analytics company. As a founder, I appreciated his motivational support in me, my idea and my company. Patrick works his heart out. He anticipates potential future challenges and prepares the team for them. He is steadfast. He is passionate. He skillfully leads technical and non-technical teams down a path of excellence. Most importantly, he gets it right.