Pat Whalen has been a senior level marketing and sales executive for over 25 years. Recently, he held the position of EVP and CMO for OSEG, the group behind the Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa 67’s, Ottawa Fury FC and TD Place. He previously served as President and CEO for the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club. In prior years, Pat spent time as Director of Ticket Sales for the Ottawa Senators, and in the ad agency world managing the Ottawa branch of Nationwide Advertising Service, a large U.S. based ad agency.
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Those members of The Aspire Group Family that have had the pleasure of working with Pat Whalen during our partnership at the Ottawa 67's/ OSEG have found him to be the consummate professional. Experienced, smart, good listener and firm decision-maker. We have not always seen eye to eye on every issue but we have always worked to a resolution that is fair and best for both parties. Such qualities of toughness, experience, having his feet on the ground, awareness of the necessary details, good communicator, team player and reasonable partner is, in my 30 + years of experience in this industry, very hard to find. In short, any organization fortunate enough to snag his services through his new Extension Marketing company will have a very skilled and effective executive on their management team. Pat is a consensus builder that gets things done, challenges the status quo and is committed to producing bottom-line results.