Patricia (Patty) Sullivan has over three decades of experience in executive management, sales, operations, solutions, and marketing with IBM. During her time with the company, Sullivan developed extensive knowledge of business and technical solutions for the education industry working with a wide range of K-12 and higher education institutions globally. While serving as solutions executive of IBM's Global Education Industry, she oversaw a portfolio of academic, administrative and research solutions that generated over $1B in revenues.
Since retiring from IBM in December 2013, Sullivan has devoted herself to her long-standing efforts to develop and support community-based organizations. She continues to consult with not-for-profit organizations on sustainable business models and leadership, volunteers with community wellness programs, and serves on community boards.
Sullivan resides in Berkeley, CA with her partner, Bill Grove, and has one daughter, Christina.