Patrick Morin is the president and COO of BrightHammer, LLC, a venture management firm that specializes in strategy with an emphasis on sales and marketing development. BrightHammer works with select start-ups, growth companies, and turnarounds to stabilize operations and ramp up revenue and employee performance. It is retained by clients in the multifamily, pharmaceutical/medical, financial services, real estate, and professional services industries.

Prior to his current engagement, he was seven years as Senior Vice President with Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a $1.5 billion New York Stock Exchange-traded company that owned and operated over 24,000 apartments.

Before joining Cornerstone, Mr. Morin was with Dale Carnegie Training for five years. He retains his instructor credentials today and while certified to lead all Dale Carnegie programs, he specializes in The Sales Advantage, Leadership Training for Managers, and High Impact Presentations. He has been ranked among the top three instructors globally and was a member of the elite Global Delivery Team.

While a member of the National Speakers Association, he personally conducted over 1,100 keynotes and training meetings for businesses,associations, government agencies and community groups. Notable groups he's addressed are: ICSC, Medical Group Management Associations, NASA, Grubb and Ellis Apartment REIT, the National Ground Intelligence Center, AIMCO, Wachovia Bank, and Bank of America. Mr. Morin appears on television, radio, and in print as an authority in his field.

In addition to having served on the boards of several local charities, Mr. Morin serves on the Board of Directors for Wintergreen Resort. Mr. Morin lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and three sons. He can be reached at pbmorin@brighthammer.com.

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