Patrick (Pat) S. Powell is the founder of the Lexington, Kentucky office of Corporate Finance Associates. He brings over thirty 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 business experiences include a 19-year contribution to 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 ceramic 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) at each university. Most of the ICC clients were technology-related, early stage businesses ranging from Software / IT to Life Science companies.