Pat Burke

Founder & Managing Partner

Pat Burke founded Burke & Schindler in 1984. Pat is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start, grow, manage, and build valuable businesses. (An example would be nice here to pay off 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.

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