Leadership

Patrick J. Burke – Managing Partner

Pat Burke

Pat Burke founded Burke & Schindler in 1984. As part of Burke & Schindler’s executive leadership team, Pat is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start, grow, manage, and build valuable businesses. Having advised more than 100 successful startups and brokered the sale of numerous businesses, Pat is a recognized expert across multiple disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, business financing, and deal structuring.

His board-level strategic consulting comes from years of real-life experience. Pat currently serves on the Board of Directors for SMS Holdings, a $500 million, Nashville-based real estate services company, where he chairs the Mergers and Acquisition, Compensation, and Audit committees. Pat also serves as Board Chair for Cincinnati-based UASI, a $50 million medical information company.

Pat is both a CPA and an attorney. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Dayton, graduating Cum Laude, and completed his law degree at the University of Cincinnati Law School. Additionally, Pat has Series 7 and Series 66 Securities Licenses.

Beyond Burke & Schindler, Pat enjoys investing in the local community. He sits on the board of a variety of organizations, including Boys Hope / Girls Hope of Cincinnati, where he is a member of both the Finance and Development committees and where he previously served as Board Chair and The Dynamic Catholic Institute where is a Board Chair. He is the author of two books, Exit Velocity: An Entrepreneur’s Quest for Financial Freedom and Swing for the Fences: An Economic Tale.

Eugene S. Schindler – Partner

Gene Schindler

Gene Schindler’s extensive experience crosses multiple industries and business types. Gene has been a partner in Burke & Schindler Strategic Partners and a Tax Partner in Burke & Schindler since 1995. Prior to joining Burke & Schindler, Gene’s broad experience includes nearly a decade spent in the tax departments of major industry firms, including PriceWaterhouse Cooper and Ernst & Young.

Gene has served a variety of companies and industries. His industry experience includes closely-held companies in manufacturing, service, real estate, and contracting. Gene has also served as an expert witness on a number of occasions, and his board-level advice is sought by several local and regional organizations. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Covington Business Council, CBC Foundation, and St. Xavier High School Extravaganza Raffle; Treasurer of the Northern Kentucky Symphony; and Board Development Chair of the Northern Kentucky Farmers Market. Gene also served two years on the City of Crescent Springs City Council.

Gene is a CPA with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Gene also received his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University and maintains Series 7 and Series 66 Securities Licenses. He is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and was awarded one of Cincinnati’s “40 Under Forty” honors.