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Mr. Patrick McKenna

 
Current Employer:
HighRidge Global
Title:
Managing Director
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
MavenScore: 3.1 / 5.0


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Knowledge Summary

This Maven has deep knowledge and experience in how technology drives innovation and creates new markets. He brings 10 years in Silicon Valley including two start ups with two exits to his investments and advisory roles. He manages a seed investment portfolio, sits on 2 venture backed company Boards and has incubated 5 companies through HighRidge Global. His operational expertise is distributed workforce (or home-based agent) models, call centers strategy and performance, telemarketing, television direct marketing and revenue enhancement marketing. His management expertise is creating revenue models for innovative Internet and telephony technology. Investors/Researchers should call him if they are interested in trends, strategies or due diligence in crowd sourcing, workforce marketplaces, distributed work or anything related to call center ops for Internet-based companies. Companies should call for the above as well as more specific company level strategies and advice.

Experience

Current Employer:
Maven Research Inc.
Title:
Board Member
Dates:
Aug 2010 - Present
Current Employer:
HighRidge Global
Title:
Managing Director
Dates:
Jan 2009 - Present
Description:

Manage investment and advisory decisions of the firm.
HighRidge Global invests and advises consumer internet, media technology and technology-enabled services markets.


Past Experience:
Keniks
Title:
Founder/CEO
Dates:
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
Description:

Founded Keniks, an innovative online marketing company specializing in online customer acquisition for television advertisers
Grew company to over $1million in revenue in first 12 months
Sold to a private company in December 2010


Past Experience:
LiveOps
Title:
Co-Founder/VP of Business Development
Dates:
Jul 2002 - Feb 2008
Description:

Role with LiveOps has lead to being recognized as a thought leader in the distributed workforce market
- In 2003, lead the merger of 2 companies - Callcast (technology company) and LiveOps.com (home agent company) to form LiveOps, Inc, the leading


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