Patrick started with Gordon Food Service sales in 1999 after graduation from Purdue University. Gordon Food Service was a $1B organization that primarily had not grown outside the Midwest. After 7 years in independent food service sales and earning the top sales producer award in the company, Gold Glub, he stepped into a front line sales leadership role in Louisville, KY as the company expanded southward. Patrick spent over 6 years in the sales manager role leading a team of 12 and earning the team of the year 4 out of the 6 years. He accepted a role as a regional sales manager in Northwest Ohio managing a group of 30 sellers and around $250 million in revenue. After 2 years running this sales region GFS announced plans to open a new distribution center in Charlotte, NC where we had no presence, no customer base, and no sellers as well. We planned to build a 350,000 sq ft distribution center and compete with the distributors in the area that had been around for decades. After 3 years, we had built a strong customer base and the next challenge came, the company asked him to help build and bring our training and enablement tteam to a best in class status. We expanded our training team across the US and Canada and developed a personalized and robust training and development program. Today, Patrick leads the sales operations and enablement for the US in our commercial sales division, Gordon Food Service has expanded to the largest family owned food distributor in North America with over 1000 sellers.