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 […]
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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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 […]
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, […]
There’s no such thing as a “self-made” business owner. The mere notion of the self-made man — someone who came from nothing, had a big idea, exploited it entirely on his own, and now has it all — is mostly an American myth. Sure, successful entrepreneurs and business owners are smart, opportunistic, perceptive, and adept […]
When planning next year’s budget, look to the future and never dwell on the past. Good strategy requires good numbers—it’s just that simple. It’s impossible to look at the big picture without making reasonable assumptions about where, how, and when cash will be coming in, and where, how, and when cash will be required. That’s […]
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An NFL prospect’s value is determined by his potential to help his prospective team win. Similarly, your company’s value is determined by the potential and predictability of its cash flow. The more potential and more predictable the cash flow, the larger the multiple of cash flow a buyer will pay for your company. Sometimes, but […]
In the competitive world of other people’s money, it’s a requirement that business owners treat their banker as a critical member of their growth team.
Traditionally, we have suggested that cash flow is “king” for a closely held business. But with low interest rates, abundant private equity capital, and an improving economy, some may question whether our emphasis on cash flow is outdated. While this is a valid perspective, we still find that in the day-to-day world of planning for privately […]