About Us

Rich Patterson

Owner

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I’ve been a senior marketer in several organizations so I have been in my customer’s shoes. I have a keen eye for brands and know how to leverage buyer’s budgets. I was fortunate to begin my work in the corporate branded product business with Roots. Since 1999 I have served corporate customers across Western Canada and the U.S.

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I have seen a tremendous shift in the business in the past seventeen years. Customers need more help and they need the help very quickly. In 1999 we used to take an order for 150 logo’d sweatshirts and actual MAKE the sweatshirts (cut & sew) then ship them six weeks later. To be relevant to today’s corporate buyer that process must complete in 5-10 business days.

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In the community I am past-Chair of Big Brothers Vancouver which provides mentorship to youth.  In the past I have Chaired the board at mental health non-profit Open Door Group and volunteered for the Canadian Olympic Committee Golf Tournament which raises significant funds for Canadian Olympians. I whole-heartedly believe that a successful business person must engage in the community beyond business matters and give back where possible.

 

Jayne Ircha

Account Manager

Jayne has been a marketing and events professional for the past seven years in Vancouver.  She started off her career at various advertising agencies then continued to grow at local event agency.  Throughout this time,  she grew a passion for promotional products and corporate gifting.   Jayne has worked with various industries including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, government, restaurants and retail.

Through all her experience on the client side of business, Jayne has gained extensive knowledge and creativity to the “swag” world.  Her travels throughout Europe, Asia, UAE, Caribbean and the USA give her a leading edge on new ideas in the industry.  Jayne strives off the challenge to find her clients a unique gift that is perfect for their oganisation or event. Jayne will be on Mat Leave August 2016 to August 2017.

 

Beth Wolfe

Account Manager

With 20 years of agency experience in event marketing and sales and merchandising, Beth has had the privilege of working with clients from a variety of industries including telecommunications, retail, tourism, and government. A veteran of experiential and sponsorship activation, she is well-versed in providing her clients with functional, well-branded apparel, equipment and swag as a cohesive part of the brand experience. With her keen eye for detail, focus on customer service and effective budget management, Beth will always meet or exceed client objectives for any project, on any scale.

In addition to providing her business clients with a great experience, Beth is an active community volunteer. She is the Treasurer of the Franklin Elementary PAC and on the community advisory committee for a transitional housing facility in her neighbourhood.

 

Amanda Gomes

Production Manager

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Amanda is a driven problem solver with a diverse background in the apparel industry. She has worked as a pattern drafter, fashion designer, seamstress and currently works with companies to provide them with uniform programs and branded goods.

She is both creative and technical with knowledge on how to create tech packs, garment fit, technical drawings and skilled in both adobe illustrator and photoshop.

 

 

Rodrigo Cuadra

Retail Projects Consultant

Rodrigo is a graduate of UBC Suader School of Business and has a career with one of Canada’s largest electronics retailers.  On a project-basis Rodrigo brings a wealth of retail experience to Patterson Brands and unmatched enthusiasm.

 

 

 

Kimo

Office Dog & all-round Good-boy

Kimo (say keemo) comes to us via the Puerto Vallarta SPCA rescue society.  He was very anxious and mistrustful when he arrived but he has turned into a very good boy.  In this photo Kimo is trying not to look guilty even though he obviously had his head deep in that bag searching for treats!

SwagBot

A.I. ChatBot Assistant

SwagBot is our internally developed Artificial Intelligence chatbot to help new visitors to our website or Facebook page learn more about our company.  SwagBot is a cybernetic organism — living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.  More commonly known as the T-800 Terminator model, we salvaged ours off the scrap heap after the Battle of the Topanga Canyon.  We spent some time re-programming him and presto, SwagBot was born.