Our Staff (more Pages below)

Patrick [President]

Patrick is responsible for all aspects of customer development, strategic marketing, and implementation of programs for our customers.  


Prior to joining USA Strategies, Patrick spent over twenty years as a regional sales and marketing manager in the machinery, technology, and packaging industry working for firms such as Grayhill, Inc. and Richmar, Inc. developing growth solutions for consumer products, industrial markets and military applications.  


Patrick holds an M.B.A in Business Administration and a B.A. in  Communications from Elmhurst College. 


Patrick is also the primary liaison for our company's partnership with the Elmhurst College mentoring-protege-internship program.    

Pat [CEO]

Pat, our founder led in the research of new applications of digital based systems in the marketing process and has testified before Congress on the future international economic implications of the world wide web and beyond. 


Pat has led the company in working for numerous media organizations in the development  of new products and strategies. Pat was also responsible for opening  partner offices in Europe and Asia. He is a speaker and contributing author for many organizations and publications. 


A US Navy veteran of the submarine service, Pat did his undergraduate studies in Electronic Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago,  graduate business study at the Illinois Institute of Technology and currently post-graduate work at DePaul University. 

Christine [VP Operations]

 Christine is responsible for managing and organizing client projects. Prior to joining USA Strategies, Christine spent twenty years leading large analytic and CRM teams and initiatives for companies like U.S. Cellular,  United Airlines and Accenture with a specialty in marketing and sales effectiveness. 


Christine is also a math and statistics expert having  dissected all forms of company data and transforming it into action  plans for success. 


Christine holds a M.B.A from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Math and Marketing from Illinois State University. 

Richard [Chief Copywriter]

Richard has worked as lead digital content copywriter in marketing communications for many years now. His assignments have ranged from campaign concepts, corporate communications, direct mail, press releases, sales aids and presentations, speeches, demonstration videos, case histories, articles, technical backgrounders, email campaigns, web content, complete web sites, and special advertising supplements.


Of particular value to our customers, Richard has the ability to quickly understand the design, operation and user benefits of new industrial equipment and technology products. He is experienced in translating the language of engineers into language that can be understood and appreciated by prospective customers – whether the target audience is technical or non-technical in background. 


His clients have included manufacturers of factory automation hardware and software, manufacturing systems, plastics materials and equipment, electronic components and equipment, scientific instruments, and other industrial products and services.


Richard is often included in clients’ business strategy reviews and is a regular member of the development and presentation teams for our company. He frequently provides project management services. 


Richard holds M.A. degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a B.S.E from Northern Illinois University, Illinois.

Donna [Lead Researcher]

For over thirty years, Donna’s detailed, custom solutions provides our clients with actionable intelligence. By keeping her finger on the pulse of the industry she can help you with customer development, market research, data management and business development. Her depth of knowledge has consistently led our clients to new business opportunities and measurable increased revenue.


Donna digs deep to help our clients penetrate new markets, acquire and analyze market intelligence, identify qualified business relationships, align sales development, build a valuable marketing tool, and deliver measurable results.  


Donna uses historical and current statistical data and market place intelligence to define industry patterns and trends to target future growth.  

This valuable perspective allows you to develop strategies and make key decisions with the best possible understanding of your business.


Donna holds a B.S.A and a M.S.M.C in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University.

Doug [Director of Design]

Doug has spent over two decades in packaging and machinery design marketing CPG products, film, converters, and machinery OEM’s. 


Doug has also developed a great network of highly skilled professionals such as printers, programmers, writers, 3D modelers, etc. that we team up with to tackle whatever your advanced creative needs may be.


Doug holds a B.F.A in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art & Design.  

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AL [Website & IT Architecture]

Al is responsible for working with our clients to successfully integrate website and information/technology platforms to fulfill their important part in the overall marketing plan. This includes detailed web audits, web structure, security, content creation and management.


Prior to joining USA Strategies, Al spent 30+ years deep in software development/architecture and information/technology across a diverse set of industries ranging from engineering, manufacturing, financial/banking and internet retail.


In the past, Al has worked for companies such as Landis+Gyr, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Blinds dot com and most recently in aerospace/defense.


Al holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Larry [Sales Force Team Builder]

Larry focuses his work on assisting sales driven organizations in the development of their workforce’s leadership, team and communications skills. 


During his three decades of work, Larry has assisted industrial sales groups in developing high performing work teams that are clearly aligned with the organizations values and goals. The focus of his work has been on building healthy working relationships, assisting sales groups in addressing/resolving both individual and organizational conflict while developing the group’s skills in creating a highly effective results focused work culture. 


Larry holds a PSY. D Doctorate in Psychology from the Forest Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from Roosevelt University. 

Elaine [Sales Force Coach]

Elaine helps our clients' sales staff grow professionally on a one-on-one basis. Elaine works with clients and groups on many elements of their sales professional lives, especially millennials and new graduates entering a technical sales force. 


Elaine's areas of focus are how to network correctly, first impressions, body language, and presentation skills. She has coached people from entry level to the C-Suite of Fortune 500 companies.


Prior to joining USA Strategies, she served in key marketing and communications roles at AON, KPMG and Chapman & Cutler.


Elaine holds a Masters in Managerial Communications from Northwestern University.

George [V.P of Strategic Planning]

George has vast multi-decade experience in the technology marketplace and has unique skills in customer positioning, sales, marketing, and competitive intelligence. George has served key roles as Sales Manager and Vice President at such firms as RCA, Motorola, BRK Electronics,  NEPCON, Power-One, Sager and Advacom. 


George holds a BSEE from the  University of Pittsburgh and a MM from the Kellogg School of Graduate  Management, Northwestern University. 

Our culture and work-life balance initiative that really changed the office

 Our staff is our greatest asset, click to learn more about our culture and our office changing work-life balance initiative that really propelled our team's energy into the forward thinking future.

USA Strategies/Elmhust College mentoring-protege-internship program

USA Strategies is now celebrating its eighth year in our partnership with Elmhurst College’s mentoring-protégé-internship program. Students learn state of the art marketing knowledge working side by side with staff, and learn the skills they don't teach in school with real-life business situations. 


A majority of our students get hired in the industries we serve when they graduate. Click here or on the photo to meet our 2018-2019 students.