E. Patrice Perkins

About Me

I'm an Army brat who has lived in Germany, Austria, Hawaii, and several less exotic locations. Words and engaging people are my superpowers. 25+ years of experience in the private, non-profit, and state government sectors provided the eclectic background that serves me well as an industry-agnostic business analyst and interviewer. Domain expertise includes writing, customer discovery, startups, broadcast media, prospect research, business development, and marketing. As Senior Project Manager/Business Analyst at In Focus Brands: As a branded business development house with a focus on startups, turnarounds, and growth initiatives, we employ our vast advertising, media, and business management experiences for our clients to fundraise, create business platforms, 'new box' thinking and unique media products. CREATIVELY PRACTICAL is our tag and client pull is our expertise. Startup Grind NY-Capital Region is the area’s most innovative monthly gathering of entrepreneurs. As Director, I facilitate conversations with successful business leaders as they share lessons learned while building great companies. It’s the place to learn best practices about getting and keeping customers, increasing revenue, and lowering costs. Startup Grind is an international event series designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. The Word Architect is my boutique content creation house focused on helping companies tell stories that resonate, attract the right clients, and drive revenue.