Gateway Venture Mentoring Service

Pat Vollendorf

Pat’s career path has led him from very large, complex, international companies to small, entrepreneurial start-ups. He has led marketing and product management efforts for divisions at Citicorp, Chase, National Bankcard and Toyota.

In these roles he was responsible for brand management, consumer risk, pricing, all elements of marketing for B2C and B2B efforts, and new product development. These were demanding, highly visible executive roles that required a thorough understanding of all elements of the product’s business model, regulatory and operational components. Ultimately for each product, Pat was responsible for creating the competitive strategy for it and then executing the resulting game plan on a national basis in concert with the sales team. These were detail/data driven environments with a focus on delivering explicit financial goals.

Taking the experience and lessons learned from his experience in these large corporations, Pat was recruited by a large, national bank’s investment banking group to join an internet startup focused on enabling used car sales between private individuals. Later he became involved with some small, entrepreneurial, technology oriented companies focused on financial services and healthcare, adding his marketing, client management, and product and project management skills to their executive team.

Pat has continued to work with small and medium companies in a consulting capacity assisting their M&A activities for either buyer or seller, branding, competitive strategy development and sales management.

Pat received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MS in Business from the University of Kansas.