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THINK Business interviews Skidmore Studio Owner & President, Drew Patrick

August 21 2019

Sierra Soleimani

This interview was originally posted on Jon Dwoskin’s “THINK Business” podcast.

Drew isn’t your typical finance guy. As owner and president of Skidmore Studio, he’s a thoughtful strategic partner, relationship builder, and fierce advocate for the studio’s creative team. He’s passionate about helping good organizations grow through branding and fostering a workplace that’s happy, healthy, and sustainable.

Under his leadership, Skidmore was recognized as #6 on Crain’s Detroit Business Coolest Places to Work in Michigan and is one the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2019. Prior to purchasing the studio in 2018, Drew worked at Skidmore for nine years in the roles of CFO, COO, and president. He received Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year Award in 2013.

Drew began his career with Ernst & Young’s Detroit office after graduating from Albion College in 2001 with a degree in economics. His community involvement includes serving on the boards of Eastern Market Corporation and Big Green Detroit, as well as advisory roles for the United Way of Southeast Michigan and Winning Futures.