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Business Center Director / Business Coach
An experienced and innovative economic development and startup community leader committed to leveraging the assets of legacy communities in creative and imaginative ways. As a leader and coach, I am dedicated to carrying the mantle of innovation and entrepreneurship in Southwest Ohio. I consult with existing and new businesses to identify needs, improve performance, and deliver outstanding services or solutions that directly benefit the startup community (#startupcincy) and the region. I have a broad array of experience in the civic space that has progressed from urban planning, historic preservation, business development, economic development, innovation, and environmental sustainability. Eternally curious, adaptable, flexible, and open to new, refreshing ways of getting things done.
Senior Business Coach
Over 25 years experience in various marketing, strategic planning, business development and sale management roles serving the Communications, Home Center/Mass Merchandising, Commercial/Industrial and Construction Markets. Keen ability to analyze, create vision and define, develop and deliver results that provide impact.
Paul helps companies embrace innovative strategies to drive sustainable growth. He is a Top Tier MBA with experience at large corporations like P&G, E.&J. Gallo Winery, and Coty Beauty, and small growing companies and startups like The Garage Group. He believes analytics, creative storytelling, and collaborative connections are the key to sustainable growth. He has over 15 years of experience managing teams, driving strategy, marketing businesses, managing P/Ls, and fueling new product innovations.
HCDC President / Business Coach
Pat has been engaged with HCDC for over 24 years and was named President and CEO in
2019 after being the Director of the HCDC Business Center, an innovation-focused business incubation program.
As the Business Center Director, Longo aided in the creation, development, and growth of over 200 entrepreneurial entities since 1997. Longo is a Forty under 40 winner, a U.S. Small Business
Administration State of Ohio Financial Services Champion, and a CoolTech Hall of Fame Member.