Patrick has been with Mountain BizWorks since 2007, and has worked in a number of roles including business coach, regional director, and small business lender. As a lender, Patrick helped to double the size of the loan portfolio in three years. In his current role as Director of Business Finance, Patrick oversees the entire loan department and portfolio. He also has eight years of experience starting and operating his own business. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.