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Patrick manages the development of Sustainable Brands Projects in the US and Internationally. He works at the Sustainable Life Media offices in San Francisco and resides in the Bay Area. Born and raised in Ireland, Patrick joined Sustainable Life Media in January 2012. With over 10 years’ experience in leading businesses, building professional relationships,…
Patrick manages the development of Sustainable Brands Projects in the US and Internationally. He works at the Sustainable Life Media offices in San Francisco and resides in the Bay Area. Born and raised in Ireland, Patrick joined Sustainable Life Media in January 2012. With over 10 years’ experience in leading businesses, building professional relationships, and educated with three degrees, Patrick has developed an expertise in his field and a passion for business excellence. His previous experience ranges from energy and sustainability consulting to business management, project management, account management and sales. He has worked in diverse industries from energy, sustainability, IT recruitment to real estate and entertainments. His entrepreneurial attitude and appetite for success has led him to manage several start-up ventures. On completion of his Masters in Energy (Sustainability) Management degree in Ireland, Patrick moved to California in January 2012 to continue his career in Sustainability. For his Master’s Thesis he devised a new and unique model, the ‘Kaisenergy 5 Cycle’. This model is a roadmap that helps organizations incorporates all facets of sustainability into the DNA of their overall corporate strategy. During this time he conducted energy and sustainability audits at Cybercom and started Future Fit (sustainability for sports program). His other degrees are in Business & technology (B.Comm) and in Sociology & Archaeology (B.A.). A consummate problem solver, Patrick brings vision and critical thinking to the organization. In 2010 he received the prestigious Eurelectric award, for his proposal on how the global electricity industry should tackle climate change by linking offshore and onshore macro forms of renewable energy production nodes, to highly efficient continental super grids and national smart grids. He presented this winning vision to the world’s leading energy CEOs and government ministers during an energy conference in Dublin. His deep understanding of the sustainability risks and issues that face organizations today, and expertise in devising new solutions and sustainability strategies, can help organizations meet their challenges and drive environmental, economic and social performance and profitability. Leadership and competitiveness have always been key attributes of Patrick. He has helped run successful election campaigns in Dublin South east and devised sales strategies in Dubai. Competitive pricing was a particular focus of his work and he gained invaluable skills in speedy negotiations regarding financial arrangements with clients. People, values and ‘giving back’ to society are passions of Patrick. He advised on a solar project in Malawi and started an online program to help communities become more sustainable.Technology has always been a focus of Patricks and he sees it playing a critical role alongside Sustainability, to business development in the future.
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Patrick McCartan

Director Corporate Member Development
San Francisco, CA
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