Patrick Hull is a prolific entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience creating, launching and guiding successful companies and investments. Hull has a passion for marketing innovations and has a history of identifying and implementing new approaches that improve existing business processes and generate significant value. He has led two of his companies through public acquisitions.
In 1998, Hull revolutionized the transportation and logistics industry with the creation of GetLoaded.com, the first online freight matching service for long-haul truckers. For 10 years, he led the company to national prominence; in 2008, he led the public sale of GetLoaded.com to Roper Technologies.
In 2002, Hull founded Phull Holdings, an investment firm enabling him to continue his financial interests in companies that span transportation, technology, entertainment, real estate, energy, insurance and mobile applications. That same year, he launched FreightCheck, specializing in freight bill factoring for owner operators and small trucking companies. In 2009, he led the public sale of FreightCheck to Bibby Financial Services.
Hull has a wide range of international business experience in the areas of marketing, joint venture negotiations, corporate development and strategic planning. As a business owner and angel investor in start-up businesses, he controls financial interests in more than 30 companies. Current ventures include:
As a sought-after speaker, author, blogger and Forbes.com contributor, Hull enjoys sharing his unique business insights, strategies and life philosophies with the goal of supporting and guiding those looking to become successful entrepreneurs and investors. He also understands the importance of serving as a community steward and supporting the important work of many charities. Through his established Hull Foundation, which distributes gifts to various charitable causes, Hull is an active supporter, patron and benefactor of local, national and global charities.
He holds a B.S. in Building Construction and a M.S. in Construction Management from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.