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  • Date: Oct 16, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Venue: World Trade Center at City Creek
  • Address: 60 E. South Temple, 3rd Floor
    Salt Lake City,
    UT 84111

Patrick Byrne CEO Utah International Trade ITDO GOED Young Internationalists

The Young Internationalists invite you to join them in hosting Dr. Patrick Byrnes, CEO of to learn about international business. Dr. Byrnes will share his insights on his career and business strategies. Questions are encouraged.

Light refreshments will be served. Please register at this link with the World Trade Center Utah and pass the word on to your colleagues and friends!

Young Internationalists is an organization sponsored by World Trade Center Utah that offers a unique chance to connect with other internationally-minded young professionals and college students in Salt Lake City. Individuals interested in international trade, development and diplomacy can find their niche among peers within this networking group. We hold regular events featuring speakers from some of the most successful business people in the area and in the country. Come see what’s in store for you with the Young Internationalists!

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Dr. Patrick M. Byrne
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Patrick Michael Byrne is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of, Inc., a Utah-based internet retailer that has been publicly traded since 2002. Under Patrick’s leadership the company’s annual revenue has grown from $1.8 million in 1999 to 1.1 billion in 2010, with $14 million of GAAP net income.

Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has taught at the university level and frequently guest-lectures on business, the Internet, leadership and ethics.

Before founding, Patrick served as chairman, president and CEO of Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial torch consumables, then held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures police, firefighter and military uniforms.

In 2001, Patrick began,’s socially responsible store for products handcrafted by artisans from developing nations and rural areas of the USA.  To date, more than $67 million has been returned to Worldstock’s artisan suppliers.

Since 2005, Patrick has, working with Solace International, built 26 self-sustaining schools and orphanages across Africa and Central Asia.

A self-described “classical liberal,” Patrick believes that our nation’s future depends primarily on a sound educational system and a healthy capital market. Towards those ends, Patrick serves as chairman of the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, supporting legislative reform to bring educational choice to parents.

In 2005, Patrick began a vigorous campaign against corruption in our capital markets through securities manipulation.  His stance quickly caught the attention of Wall Street analysts and reporters and remains a point of high controversy today.  For more information, visit Patrick’s business blog

Patrick has a black belt in tae kwon do and once pursued a career in boxing. After surviving cancer, he cycled across the country four times.  His last ride, in the summer of 2000, helped raise awareness and record-breaking funds for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.