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Patrick Rooney

Director of Entrepreneurial Development

Meet Patrick Rooney

Patrick Rooney is the Director of Entrepreneurial Development for Co:Lab Pensacola, a program of Florida West EDA, in partnership with Pensacola State College.

He also serves as the Lead Principal Consultant at Coastal CxO Services, Inc. where he leads a team of Executive/Senior Managers providing comprehensive business and technology consulting services. The firm delivers C-Suite expertise to firms’ Founders, Management, Investors, and Directors.  Coastal CxO helps identify critical pain points, prepares strategic and tactical plans addressing root causes (not mere symptoms), assists with improving business processes across the entire enterprise, and resolves problems hindering success in achieving business objectives.

He has served as a Senior Financial and Operations Executive working with start-ups and mid-stage firms in defense, electronics, software development/systems integration, education, manufacturing, multimedia distribution, information security and health-care.  His 30-years of work experience encompasses a vast range of experience from controller, vice-president, and CFO to CEO and Chairman with companies such as Brand Asset Digital, Cogon Systems, Deloitte Touché & Co, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) & others.

He has a proven track record in building and leading high performance teams needing effective assistance with private fund raising, enterprise process improvements, and operating management process development. He is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting with magna cum laude honors.  He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in November 1980.  He also completed a year long program on Multinational Management at Georgia Institute of Technology through the Southern Center for International Studies.