President at Uprooted Consulting
Growing up in Southern California, Patrick has moved with his family numerous times throughout the country in sight of a better future. Over the years, his family's entrepreneurial mindset has taken him from coast to coast. Eventually landing in Southern New Jersey, Patrick's family purchased one of the oldest Wineries in the United States. Watching a business grow over the years, Patrick knew he was destined to become a business owner in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather. Patrick attended Monmouth University and after completing his Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing, he realized the working world of corporate America was not something he was ready to invest his life in. After graduating with his degree in December 2011, Patrick packed a bag and decided his life was better suited at the time to somewhere else in the world. He set off for a 3-month trip to the Middle East with hopes of experiencing something so much more than your typical internship or desk job. Realizing that the world is a very large place, Patrick extended his travels to a 2-year trip around the world. After stepping foot in over 20 countries and crossing boarders of over 38 states, Patrick was ready to come back to the New Jersey area to begin his career. Throughout his travels he had met many interesting people and volunteered at numerous orphanages around the world in countries such as Nepal, Indonesia, and Cambodia. To this day, he feels like the luckiest man in America for being able to experience everything that trip had to offer.
After traveling for 2 years around the world, he cut off all his hair and threw on a suit to try his family's past-time at being a business owner. Through our unique management training program, Patrick started at entry-level at a small marketing firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After only 9 months, he was promoted to the Assistant Manager position of the Northern New Jersey's Sales and Marketing firm within the same organization. This time, after only 6 months, Patrick was given the opportunity to open his very own Sales and Marketing firm here in the Cincinnati area.
Being one of the youngest in the organization across the country, Patrick has proven to the business world that not every success comes from the best business schools in America with a long line of internships. He currently owns and operates on the highest-performing Sales and Marketing firms for one of the largest Fortune 500 Energy companies in the U.S. Moving to Cincinnati was the very last place our owner saw himself landing after a trip around the world, but now he has the opportunity to positively affect the individuals in this tri-state area in so many different ways.
Patricks Life Goals: Grow Uprooted Consulting to over 15 different offices by 2021. Trek the Annapurna Circuit, a 75-day Nepalese trek, around Mount Everest by 2025. Open a non-profit orphanage in every continent by 2040. Finally, turn Uprooted Consulting into a three-tier consulting firm, still driving sales with our outsourced marketing firms along with building a real estate empire and travel agency for youths to travel abroad.
Assistant Manager at Uprooted Consulting
Meet our Brazilian diva, Laura Armando! Laura is our newest Assistant Manager at Uprooted Consulting. After just 10 months being with our office, Laura has hit one of our biggest promotions here in the Cincinnati location. Laura works hand-in-hand with the owner Patrick, and helps manage the entire office between here and our Cleveland location. She focuses on the personal development of every employee here and we can honestly say, Laura has made the biggest impact on our business in the last year. She will be making another move in the upcoming months to help open and operate our newest location. She not only has earned her stripes, but she has made it quite clear she will never stop until all of her own personal goals and professional goals have been met.
Laura grew up in beautiful Brazil before moving to Michigan to take up Advertising and Graphic Design at Michigan State University. After graduating she found us at Uprooted Consulting and realized that the competitive yet friendly work environment is exactly where she could see herself growing. Being a stud, she is no stranger to hard work and determination, and we are so excited to see her continue to move forward in our business.
Laura's Life Long Goals: Own 2 beach-front properties by 2030 and open a non-profit sea turtle rescue organization.
HR Director at Uprooted Consulting, Cincinnati Ohio Location
Kenna Winter was born and raised on the East side in Cincinnati. Looking for an adventure, she decided to go to college at High Point University in North Carolina. During her studies, Kenna lived on a cruise ship for a semester on an exchange student program called Semester at Sea. She traveled to eleven countries including Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and France. Kenna found her love for traveling; and shortly after graduation, she found us at Uprooted Consulting, where travel and business meet.
Ironically, Ms. Winter loves Christmas, snow days and hot chocolate! She also enjoys spending time with her family and watching the show The Office with her older brothers.
Kenna's goals are to travel to all continents by the time she is 40 years old, buy a house by the end of the year, and take her mother overseas by 2025.
HR Cutie at Uprooted Consulting, Cincinnati Ohio Location
Kolbee is the newest employee here at Uprooted Consulting. She is an Australian Shepherd and is just 6 weeks old. Despite being everyones favorite employee she is terrible at her job and sleeps all day. Kolbee has zero work ethic but we cannot fire her for obvious reasons!