The next Cookies and Conversations – Alumni Edition will feature Patrick Esposito, president and chief technology officer for ACME General Corp., a top national security innovation group.
He will sit down with Honors College students from 7 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Honors Hall Media Room. Registration is required and limited to the first 20 people to sign up online.
A native of Morgantown, Esposito has extensive experience with founding and scaling new businesses that work to solve public sector problems through technology innovation and platform development.
In addition to leading ACME, he is a managing partner with Tactical Ventures as well as counsel and co-chair of the government contracts practice group with Spilman Thomas & Battell.
He graduated from WVU in 1996 with bachelor’s degrees in economics and history. Esposito went on to earn a master’s degree in modern history from the University of Oxford and a law degree from Georgetown University.
He resides in Morgantown with his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Natalie and Elizabeth, and is deeply committed to supporting the growth of Honors College students.
Hope to see you for the next Cookies and Conversations – Alumni Edition!
About Patrick Esposito
Patrick Esposito, co-founder & C-suite executive of ACME General Corp. and Mile Out Inc., brings extensive experience with founding and scaling new ventures that solve public sector problems through technology innovation and platform development with an emphasis on user-centric problem solving, big data analytics, information fusion, and advanced design technologies. Mr. Esposito has served as program manager for multiple $20M+ annually funded programs for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), as well as other multi-million dollar Federal and commercial programs. He is lead architect and co-inventor of four patented Internet of Things (IoT) and information fusion technologies utilized by various public sector organizations and lead architect and co-inventor of four additional AI/ML and scalable data analytics technologies. Mr. Esposito was co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Augusta Systems, a venture-backed, Inc. 500, IoT & information fusion start-up focused on government and industrial applications (acquired by Intergraph, now Hexagon) and co-founder, chief product leader, and a board member for Resilient Technologies, an early pioneer in advanced design airless tires for military vehicles (acquired by Polaris Industries and, subsequently, by Bridgestone). He has also served as Chief Legal and Risk Officer at MVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: MVBF) and as in-house counsel for a state governor. Esposito earned a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.St. from the University of Oxford (University College) as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and two B.A. degrees from West Virginia University (cum laude).