The Co-Creator of ACT!, founder of SalesLogix and CEO and Co-Founder of Contatta, Pat has been named as one of the “80 Most Influential People in Sales and Marketing History,” among Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Jack Welch and Bill Gates by Sales and Marketing Management.
He has also been twice named Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for both ACT! and SalesLogix.
Before becoming the “Godfather of CRM,” Pat began his career as a salesman where he “carried a quota and a bag.” He put that knowledge and experience to good use during the development of ACT!, the world’s best-selling contact manager. ACT! was so effective that over 6 million salespeople paid for it out of their own pockets. No small feat when you consider ACT! had a $395 price tag, and that was in the late 1980s.
Following ACT!’s purchase by Symantec, Pat founded SalesLogix in 1995. Under Pat’s leadership SalesLogix’s revenue grew from nothing to $108 million in just five years. He also oversaw the company’s successful IPO and the repurchase of ACT!.
Pat is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Contatta. Built for business people who want less email, fewer meetings, and more collaboration, Contatta is the first reimagining of email in over 20 years—and the world’s only collaborative email.
Vote For Pat
You can cast your vote for the 2014 OneNeck IT Solutions Lifetime Achievement Award winner through Friday, June 27. Remember, you can vote one time each from all of your devices (so please do). The winner will be announced at the Governor’s Celebration Of Innovation in November. In partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is the AZTC’s annual awards gala that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state of Arizona.
For more on Pat and his entrepreneurial journey from salesman to CEO, you can download his latest ebook, “10 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success From A Two-Time Entrepreneur of the Year.” The book is free and available here. Enjoy the book, but don’t forget to vote.