Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
Spencer Patton has joined KPAC Solutions as vice president of marketing. He previously was a consultant with Delek US Holdings (NYSE-DK), where he focused on cost-cutting strategies. His responsibilities included the renegotiation of a multi-million dollar purchasing supply agreement for more than 500 C-Stores as well as an east Texas refinery division.
Patton is founder and former managing director of P&P Management, a privately held fixed income and equity fund. Prior to P&P Management's founding, he provided operations assistance for TrustCore, a private wealth management firm in Brentwood, TN that offers financial planning and equity research.
Patton was nationally recognized as the nation's #1 speaker and debater in 2004 on a year-long circuit competition of more than 1,500 competitors. Following 2004, he taught the mechanics of negotiation and persuasion for three years at Stanford University and the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Patton assisted in the development of a new curricular approach to instruction at the National Summer Institute in Forensics. He led a cross-functional team of college graduate students, high school teachers and undergraduates.
Patton graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and psychology. He also attended the Owen Business School of Management MBA Accelerator Program.
His community involvement includes work with Nashville-based Youth Encouragement Services (YES), where he expanded the YES campus outreach program to include 200 new individuals for weekly volunteer tutoring and young adult mentoring, effectively increasing the organization's active volunteer levels by 25%.
About KPAC Solutions:
KPAC Solutions is a global private investment firm that acquires and turns around distressed and underperforming manufacturing companies and industrial businesses. The firm's headquarters are in Nashville, Tenn., with offices in Chicago, Ill.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Richmond, Va. KPAC Solutions has purchased and restructured numerous businesses in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia, primarily acquired from Fortune 1000 companies.