TOP WORK STRENGTHS: 1. Galvanizing teams to action; 2. Building community, collaboration, consideration, and curiosity; 3. Decisiveness
MY FAVORITE THINGS: Traveling, hiking, dancing, journaling (It's incredible to speak to yourself in the past. Sort of a "time is an illusion" thing. And truly incredible to see the growth.)
True to form, Hennessey Digital CFO Michele Patrick used her hometown of St. Louis as a Gateway to the West, taking advantage of the opportunity at Saint Louis University’s MBA program to transfer to Loyola Marymount to complete her MBA education (with Summa Cum Laude honors) and relocate to sunny Southern California. Michele soaked up all the sun that her path to Los Angeles would offer, studying in Madrid, Spain, cheerleading for two seasons for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, appearing in a few Hollywood movies during her Beverly Hills Lionsgate executive internship, and working for multiple media and fitness companies such as ESPN, Coolfire Media, LA Fitness, and The Bay Club. Prior to joining Hennessey Digital, she served as CFO of Veritas Prep, where she completed the successful sale of the company to Varsity Tutors in December 2018.
Michele maintains an active and varied lifestyle: leading Finance and Human Resources for Hennessey Digital, teaching spinning and Pilates classes, consulting for a handful of entrepreneurial ventures, and serving as an active Board of Directors Member and Treasurer for ihatecancer.org.
On my bucket list:
Get a pilot's license!
My hero is:
Rumi, the ancient poet. I am endlessly inspired and uplifted by his quotes.
Favorite food of all time:
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice from Pearl Dragon in the Pacific Palisades.