About Pat D’Amico
A Unique Perspective
Pat D’Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, has 30 years of leadership and training experience, and 25 years experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. With strategic roles spanning from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups, Pat’s experience provides him a unique perspective on what makes individuals and organizations commercially successful.
Pat’s leadership experience began at an early age, accelerating after his enlistment in the U.S. Army, and then while at Valley Forge Military Academy where he rose to the rank of Cadet Commander of the College. After his commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army, Pat served in overseas deployments leading soldiers in Panama, Cuba, and the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. He achieved the rank of Captain, and received numerous recognitions for his leadership in both combat and humanitarian operations.
Working in Fortune 500 companies including Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, as well as start-ups, Pat’s roles have included sales, sales management, commercial operations, recruiting, marketing and training. As a sales manager, Pat was a 4-time President’s Club winner. He has led departments at the Director and VP levels in commercial operations, sales operations, learning & development, and sales recruiting, many times encompassing global responsibility. One of the most novel aspects of his career is that more than half his roles were newly created, allowing him to design and launch new departments, even within large established organizations. His cross-functional and cross-business experience has given him a knowledge and perspective on the multiple factors that can impact commercial success.
Throughout his career, Pat’s passions for the study of leadership, driving organizational success, and teaching, along with his belief in being a lifelong learner, have continually led him back to roles in learning & development and training. Pat holds an MS in Education and a BA in World Politics.
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