Pat Grospiron leads the day-to-day operations of the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (NEO ESP), managing deal flow, metrics and performance for 12 collaborators across 21-counties. She also works with regional partners and communities as they embed entrepreneurial activities in their economic development plans—from grassroots events to the implementation of hyper-local investment funds to the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Pat has more than 20 years of program/project management experience at a variety of organizations, including the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), where she managed complex R&D or commercialization projects that were multi-disciplinary and involved many separate organizations and funders. She excels in all phases of program management, from business development, team formation and proposal support to program execution (contract administration, reporting close‐out) and cultivating customer relationships.
Pat received her MBA from Cleveland State University and also holds a masters from the Graduate Business School ESC Clermont-Ferrand, France. She is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2012 and now serves as the co-chair of the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Leadership Council.