Picture of Patrick Pat Bodin in Jacksonville Florida in front of St Johns RiverPat Bodin started his career over 30 years ago as a certified public accountant. After a few years helping businesses make strategic decisions to thrive through numbers, he shifted his efforts into the burgeoning field of open computing. A blossoming field with the power to transform organizations, Pat focused his ability to cultivate success away from numbers and toward technology.  His distinguished career included renowned organizations Lockheed Martin, Turner Broadcasting, and Cisco Systems.

In 2003, Pat recognized the technology education market was desperate for guides that exemplified competency, experience, and know-how. He set out to create a light in the darkness with his upstart training company, Firefly. As founder and CEO, he led Firefly’s growth and expansion into one of the largest consulting and education companies worldwide. Firefly’s reach spanned the globe, operating in 82 countries, 6 continents, and 22 languages. Firefly’s wildly successful rise was acknowledged with Cisco’s Global Learning Partner of the Year award for 2012. 

Since then, Pat’s interest has been in business relevance and continuous improvement. He delves deeply into these topics in his international bestseller, Get in the Boat: A Journey to Relevance. Pat holds a master’s degree in taxation awarded by the University of Texas at Arlington and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Alabama. Ever dedicated to continuing education, Pat keeps his skills sharp through diverse professional trainings and certificates and is proud to hold a Lean Six Sigma certification from Villanova University.