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Patrick Hadley's Bio

I love business, leadership and building companies. 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. UniverCity Magazine, created content and sold ads to major brands and movie studios, interviewed celebrities and bands. We expanded the publication to multiple markets and then sold it. (technically, sold the website during the  dot com boom). My next business was an entertainment marketing & media agency, HADLEY MEDIA, 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.  Hatch Magazine once named me one of  "The 12 Most Important People in Design Right Now" ...You can read more about that here and Hadley Media was acquired in 2017 and you can read more about that here.
I have 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, UPDATE: Kyle won a bronze medal at the Olympics!
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 in Southern California. I have been on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Forbes Agency Council.
I was chosen to participate in the US Navy 'Leaders To Sea' program and landed and catapulted on/off the USS Ronald Reagan. See it HERE
I have also had some ideas and businesses that didn't work out too, but I don't spend a lot of time thinking about them.
Since selling my company, I have enjoyed investing, advising and writing and I am working on a few new ventures. Always happy to consult clients and help other entrepreneurs and businesses with everything from raising money, creative marketing, day to day operations and mergers and acquisitions.
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 to lead. My next phase will be focused on using my skills and network to give back, encourage others and contribute to the world in a positive way.

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