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Patricia Block

Burlingame, California, United States

Patricia Block has led Block Consulting, a professional services marketing, business development and PR consulting firm, since October 1999. She has significant experience creating and implementing successful programs that effectively position organizations in their target markets and generate revenues. An expert in target market/account positioning, client acquisition programs, communications, writing projects, and media relations, Patty's writing skills – including everything from research studies, white papers and Internet promotional campaigns to press releases, newsletters and collateral – have enabled her to lead a great number of successful strategic communications ventures for management consulting, technology, software and professional services firms that supported the business development process and generated over $210 million in revenue.

Expertise and proven credentials in proposal and pitch development, creating compelling PowerPoint presentations, creative writing, editing, building high-impact product and service marketing communications – including brochures, B2B web content, and intellectual capital – as well as securing strategic industry and media alliances have resulted in significant marketing/media awareness and incremental revenue to the following companies’ bottom line.

- Albright Consulting
- Crawford & Associates International
- Ernst & Young
- Industri-Matematik International
- Indus International
- Manugistics
- Oracle Corporation
- Retek Inc. (HNC)
- Sand Hill IT Security
- Spencer Stuart

Before Block Consulting, Patty served as VP of Marketing for Digital Bridge, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in turnkey web solutions for small and medium sized companies. Patty was also Marketing Director, Oracle Consumer Sector Worldwide, where she led the market launch of Oracle’s retail solution, and managed global strategic marketing for Oracle’s consumer packaged goods application. Patty directed marketing and strategic communications for Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Practice in Atlanta and led targeted sales pursuits and proposal development projects for the Southwest region and multiple industry-based revenue teams. Patty launched her career in management consulting, specializing in manufacturing information technology at both Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, she also completed masters’ studies in business at Northeastern University.

Patty is an active member of the California Writer Club-San Francisco/Peninsula Branch (organizes speakers, author panels and various club functions), co-chairs the branch’s Writers Mentoring Group and is a Contributing Editor to Women’s Radio, a service of Women's Online Media and Education Network. She presented at the San Francisco Rhinoceros Toastmasters “Self-Marketing” night, participated in the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce International Business Alliance Group and is a member of National Association of Science Writers.

Interests: Co-chair Writers Mentoring Group, California Writers Club-San Francisco/Peninsula Branch, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Club, jogging, cycling, art

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • End the War's Cognitive Carnage