Pat Mendez is the Strategy and Capture Manager for Public Sector Global Business Development and leads the development of PARC’s research proposals to state and federal government agencies. He works closely with principal investigators and management evaluating new government R&D priorities, analyzing synergies with PARC’s core competencies, and generating compelling research proposals that advance PARC’s technology commercialization goals.
Prior to joining PARC, Pat was the Capture Manager at a Washington, D.C.-based small business, focused on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. There he worked closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify and qualify federal customer requirements, develop commercial and academic partnerships, as well as write and manage government bid and proposal responses. His previous experience includes working with both for-profit and non-profit organizations in government sales, business development and proposal management leadership roles.
Pat received a Master of Business Administration Degree in Operations Management from the University of Scranton and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He also served in the United States Army as an infantry paratrooper. In his free time, Pat enjoys serving as a Board Member for community- and youth-based nonprofit organizations.