Mark Patton
Vice President, New Business Ventures

Mark Patton is a Vice President of the Columbus Partnership for New Business Ventures. Previously Mark led The Smart Columbus initiative for the private sector side inside the Partnership. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mark was the President of FactGem, a data analytics platform for customer intelligence. Mark is a native of the West Coast and moved to Ohio in 2011 to help establish JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development organization, where he was the Senior Managing Director. Earlier, Patton held senior roles in both sales and marketing organizations with corporations, including Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer and Eastman Kodak. Prior to moving to Ohio, Mark spent the previous 15 years leading technology start-up companies in Silicon Valley. Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and completed a marketing management program at Stanford University.