Patricia “Pat” Dominguez discovered the importance of innovation early in her professional life. There was no guide book explaining how a single mother could support three toddlers on her own while attempting to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. So, she did what she does best – she identified challenges and found solutions. Back then, that sometimes meant relying on public assistance. To this day, Pat keeps two framed food stamps on her desk as a constant reminder of just how far she’s come through hard work and perseverance.
Eventually, that paid off in the form of a position in information technology for a public utility company. Later, Pat was CEO of a $40 million sales and marketing firm and Business Development Officer for a start-up software company.
In 2003, Pat founded Triage Partners after identifying a need for innovative, technology-enabled services and solutions in the telecommunications industry. She determined that she could fill that need. The early years were like that of any start up: Pat wore multiple hats, and her can-do attitude translated into numerous new business opportunities.
Today, thanks largely to Pat’s leadership, Triage Partners is a company with a national presence and globally-recognized customers and partners. It is recognized as one of the nation's top woman-owned businesses and one of Florida's Top 100 Diversity Companies, and in 2011 Pat won the prestigious Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award for Technology.
Triage Partners was also a finalist in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in the 51-250 employees category.
In addition to her duties with Triage, Pat currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. She is also an active certified American Red Cross National Disaster Team member.