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Executive Profile

Patrick Powell

Patrick Powell

CFA Lexington

Patrick (Pat) S. Powell is the founder of the Lexington, Kentucky office of Corporate Finance Associates. He brings over twenty-five years of comprehensive business experience to the practice of middle market mergers and acquisitions. In addition to being a skilled M&A intermediary, Powell brings a personal understanding of the complexities and risks associated with family business. This unique awareness enables him to expertly navigate and coach business owners through the intricate transaction process of selling or growing a business.

Mr. Powell remains a stakeholder and board member of his family’s business which holds real estate and mineral rights in Kentucky and Tennessee. During his career in the industrial minerals industry his management responsibilities ranged from strategic planning, finance, and business development. Powell received one of the industrial minerals industry’s most distinguished honors when he was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society emphasizing his notable contributions to the ceramic arts and sciences.

Pat formerly managed state economic development contracts for the University of Kentucky and Murray State University as the Director of the Innovation & Commercialization Center (ICC). Most of the ICC clients were technology-related startups or early stage businesses ranging from Software and IT to Life Science companies.

Powell also serves as an independent board member of a Kentucky ESOP business. He holds a BS degree in Business Computer Science from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

Pat and his wife, Betsy, have one daughter and a son-in-law. They live in Lexington, Kentucky.