Patrick Thean

Patrick Thean
Rhythm Systems

Patrick Thean is a thought leader in strategic business execution and a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple companies. As Founder and CEO of Metasys, Inc., he grew Metasys to a ranking of 151 on the Inc. 500 list. He is also author of two books: Execute Without Drama and Rhythm: How to Achieve Extraordinary Execution & Accelerate Growth.

Cathy’s partnership with Patrick extends back several years and they continue to work together at helping businesses execute for growth. Cathy and Patrick provide practical insights and extremely simplified tools to help companies grow faster by getting teams focused, aligned and accountable. Together, Patrick and Cathy also fostered the success of the Gazelles200 Program. Gazelles200 was founded by Verne Harnish, who challenged 22 companies, ‘the G22″, to create a peer-to-peer knowledge hub for key leaders within their organizations. This international business roundtable is an elite group of executive officers who care about creating high-performance cultures.

Patrick is best known for helping companies accelerate their growth by focusing on great execution. He is exceptional at getting executive teams and their departments focused, aligned, accountable, and executing as a team to achieve their company objectives. His clients experience breakthroughs using this approach and tools that result in drama-free, accelerated growth. These tools are also part of the curriculum for the Entrepreneur Organization’s world-renowned Entrepreneurs Master’s Program held at MIT, where Patrick served as Program Co-Chair for seven years. He also chairs a similar program in Malaysia: “Taipan: The Making of Asian Giants.”

Currently a Cofounder and CEO of Rhythm Systems (formerly Gazelles Systems), Patrick is the creator of Rhythm Software. Patrick received his Masters of Engineering and Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for North Carolina in 1996.

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