Mr. Stephen Patrick graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in C&BA (Major: Accounting; Concentration: Marketing). Upon completing this degree and spending nearly six years working in industry, he enrolled at Auburn University in Montgomery to complete his MBA. In addition to this, he completed additional coursework towards a MAcc degree at Kennesaw State University before accepting a position with a public accounting firm. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation for a PhD in Accounting at Northcentral University while obtaining a Masters of Science in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M.
His non-academic experience includes nearly 20 years of professional experience in the field of accounting within the following industries: retail, manufacturing, real estate, service, energy, and public nonprofit auditing. Also, he has successfully owned and operated a real estate investment business for over 15 years, owned and operated a vending business, served as a youth minister at four different churches, and has led an adult married Sunday School class. Most recently, he was serving as the Controller for a successful real estate company in Atlanta Prior to that he served as an assistant controller for an international manufacturing firm and spent nearly 9 years as a senior project accountant at the largest gasoline pipeline company in the United States.
On a personal note, he lives in Cumming, GA with his beautiful wife and four daughters (Ages 3 to 10). They are actively involved at First Baptist Church with the children’s and adult ministries. For fun, he enjoys sports, camping, SEC football, and NBA basketball.