Patrick is a senior executive and serial entrepreneur that has run four different startup companies, including his current company, QuestFusion. He provides strategic guidance to startups, growth stage companies, and small to mid-size businesses. His articles about various aspect of entrepreneurship and building businesses can be found in Inc. Magazine, FastCompany, Tech.Co, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He has also been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and in Forbes. He took a company from pre-revenue and pre-product through a successful IPO and a billion dollar valuation. He has personally raised over $200 million in equity financing for his companies, and been directly involved in over $2 billion of M&A transactions. As part of his advisory services, he’ll reveal many of the secrets about building & running companies that you will not learn from anyone else, either because they don’t know, or they have a conflict of interest. He has the experience and the in-depth knowledge of what it takes to build a business from the ground-up. Patrick is the Winner of 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology, San Diego Daily Transcript 2008 Top Influentials in the Technology Industry, and 2011 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO. QuestFusion has also been recognized as a top strategic consultancy agency in San Diego.
Suzanne Gordon – Award-Winning Journalist and Author
Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, and others. She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series at Cornell University Press. Suzanne is the author or co-author of 11 books including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines, Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety. Her latest book is The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care. Suzanne is the co-editor of eight books, including Collaborative Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare (January 2015), edited with David L. Feldman and Michael Leonard and First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety, edited with Ross Koppel (May 2012). She is co-author of From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public. She recently edited When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up For Themselves, Their Patients and Their Profession. Suzanne is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and an Affiliated scholar with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Wilson Centre. With Lisa Hayes, she has written a play about patient safety and teamwork entitled Bedside Manners.
Mark is the missing key when it comes to getting an entire corporation on side with a new idea or direction. A two time best selling author of Leadership Lessons From Mom and Shortcuts Get You Lost: A Leadership Fable on the Dangers of the Blind Leading the Blind, his innovative and holistic approach of lifting individuals up and recognizing their contributions and the value of the corporation as a whole creates a strong culture that adheres to a solid foundation, clear principles and values. Mark’s expertise in Leadership Development allows him to teach others how to identify future leaders, implement innovative development and mentorship plans, and build a strong and successful culture that encourages excellence.