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.

Articles by Pat

Colin Jordan Review: Patrick Burke — The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes

Patrick Burke’s new book is that rare case of simultaneously in-fashion and individualistic. Burke may be a self-professed ‘serial entrepreneur’, CPA, and lawyer — specifically the managing partner of Cincinnati-based firm Burke & Schindler PLL — but communicatively he remains a straight-talking man of the people. The result makes you respect him two-fold, both as […] Review: The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Patrick Burke is the man. His new book, The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, is exceptional not only in presenting dense, expansive conceptual analyses of the pros and cons of navigating the entrepreneurial corporate jungle, but also serves as a cautionary roadmap concerning which cons specifically to avoid and that specifically are […]’s Reviews

In his biography, Patrick Burke is described amongst other prestigious titles as a ‘serial entrepreneur’, and this kind of appropriately streetwise, chic-scrappy practicalness is reinforced by the specificity and decidedly un-flowery rhetoric in his new book. If its title is any indicator, The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes and How to Avoid Them is concise, to-the-point, […]