Patrick Kastian joined the UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development in 2017. As a research analyst on the research service team, he specializes in market and competitive research and analysis. Prior to joining the OCED team at UNC-Chapel Hill, Patrick worked for the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco for nearly five years, where he performed market research, lead generation and related tasks.
He worked closely with clients on projects in consumer products, renewable energy, software and aerospace. Most recently, he worked in sales and business development at Base CRM, a Bay Area startup focused on mobile sales acceleration.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany and a Bachelor of Science in international business administration from UNC-Wilmington.