Who is Patrick Hadley? Good question.
My full name is actually, Daniel Patrick Hadley, but I decided to use my middle name after college, because I liked it better. That kind of sums up my personality, I just can’t leave things alone.
I love business and I love being an entrepreneur.
I grew up outside of Boston. I graduated from UMASS, Amherst. I worked in sales and marketing for a couple of giant companies before venturing out on my own.
My first business was publishing a college entertainment magazine in New York City. Which I started with about $50,000 in credit card debt. After years of grinding it out, we eventually sold ads to major brands and movie studios, interviewed celebrities and bands and expanded the publication to multiple markets and then sold it. (technically, sold the website during the dot com boom)
My next business was an agency that provided marketing services, stunts and live events mostly to television studios and major brands including FOX Broadcasting, FX, NETFLIX, Marvel, USA Network, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, NBC Universal, SYFY Network, Nickelodeon, Levi’s, TBS, and many more.
Our company produced events in every major U.S. city and internationally in London, Paris, Berlin, Rio, Mexico City, Toronto, Montreal and Sydney. A SD magazine once named me one of “The 12 Most Important People in Design Right Now” …You can read more about that here
The company was acquired earlier this year and you can read more about that here.
I produced three films, one The Other side of the Tracks, distributed domestically on cable by Showtime Networks and worldwide via 20th Century Fox Television International. Another was a passion project called Four For Four, The Kyle Dake Story. (I was a wrestler but no way near Kyle – he is the only person to win 4 NCAA Championships at 4 different weight classes,
I own a patent and a trademark for a cool table tennis game that I invented called XPONG
I have volunteered as a youth sports coach including 4 years at a competitive soccer club. I am on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce.
I was nominated to participate in the US Navy ‘Leaders To Sea’ program and landed and catapulted on/off the USS Ronald Reagan.
I have had some ideas and businesses that didn’t work out too, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them.
I am working on a few new ventures, Biglio and Cars and Rides TV. More on those soon!
I live in Southern California with my wife of 22 years and our two teenage children.
Yes, I have done a lot in my life to date but plan on doing a lot more before I rest.
The world needs more entrepreneurs. I hope to encourage people and contribute to the world in a positive way by being an entrepreneur.
You are welcome to come along for the ride.