Patrice Esper, Business Advisor & Starter Company Program Coordinator
Patrice joined the BACD Team in 2014. She is an experienced professional with a strong and diverse background in business management and entrepreneurship having opened and operated businesses ranging from retail to real estate services in three countries.
A GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor and a Penn Foster honours graduate of an Associate of Science degree with a major in Hospitality Management, Patrice coordinates entrepreneurial programs such as the Starter Company Plus Program and the Women’s Entrepreneur Program; facilitates and or leads workshops and mentorship sessions, and helps provide client advisory services and support at the BACD.
Patrice is an active member of the Ajax-Pickering Toastmasters Club and became a Distinguished Toastmaster in 2019. She enjoys and has won speaking contests and when she is not in a speaking role, may be found cheering and supporting other speakers in the audience.