Managing Director, Founder;
CEO & President, C2G Partners
Patrick is the Managing Director and Founder of Whitegate Capital Partners. For the past two decades, he was an Investor-Operator with Merkle where he worked with a talented team of people to drive incredible, profitable growth for the company: a 30-fold increase in annual revenues. Through a host of leadership roles at Merkle, including President, he learned many valuable lessons in leadership, skills, relationships, and investing. Through Whitegate Capital Partners, he is excited to engage with the next great company by offering his skills and experience in either an Advisory Role, an Equity Stake & Board Position, or as a Major Investor & Key Leader. At Whitegate, Patrick’s main area of focus is driving success in the platform company in which he will help build and grow.
Managing Partner, Chief Solution Officer
Ozgur is a founding partner of Whitegate Capital Partners and leads the development of data driven marketing solutions for Whitegate and its portfolio companies by integrating advanced analytics, data and digital technologies. Ozgur has 20 years of experience in building data driven marketing solutions for many Fortune 500 US companies. Previously, Ozgur was the CMO for Hepsiburada, Turkey’s leading e-commerce platform with over 60 MM monthly visits. During Ozgur’s tenure, Hepsiburada was named as one of top 5 fastest growing e-commerce companies in Europe, driven by 9 fold mobile revenue growth. Prior to that, Ozgur was the General Manager of Data Solutions Group at Merkle and was recipient of Chairman’s Award, which is the highest recognition within Merkle. Ozgur is an Advisory Board Member of CMO Council Europe and has spoken at various Marketing Events globally.
Investing in the Future of Marketing Leadership
C2G Partners provides marketing and analytics consultants to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies, and specializes in the financial services and telecom industries. With a network of over 800 talented marketers and other professionals, C2G Partners solves marketing challenges by quickly matching clients with expert marketing, creative and analytic solutions.
With C2G Partners as the flagship investment for Whitegate Capital Partners, we're out to change the future of marketing. C2G Partners is poised as a centerpiece of a dynamic portfolio of companies at Whitegate that are driving transformation in marketing through data- and digital-enabled solutions. As the initial growth platform for Whitegate, C2G Partners is, in turn, positioned for rapid growth in its business, focusing serious investment in its talented pool of marketing, sales, data, operations, and technology experts and expertise.
Patrick may be retiring from Merkle but not from his career (he is too young for that). Patrick and I have discussed at length the idea of him acquiring a small-to-mid sized marketing services business in which Merkle or I will likely be an investor. I think he would make a great CEO, and I will probably end up putting my money where my mouth is – to see that occur.
David S. Williams, Chairman & CEO, Merkle Inc.
Patrick has been an invaluable partner for DIRECTV over the past 15 years. His leadership has been instrumental in helping us launch and build our Direct Sales business. I’d highly recommend him to any company looking to grow revenue through a data-driven, analytically-led solutions.
Brad Bentley, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of
Entertainment & Internet Services, AT&T Inc.
Patrick is one of the most respected business leaders I have worked with. His ability to attract, motivate, and retain the best people in the industry is simply amazing. His drive and passion for growth is contagious. I would love to have an opportunity to work with or work for Patrick again.
Zhengda Shen, Executive Vice President of Quantitative Marketing &
President of Merkle APAC, Merkle Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award
In April, Merkle held its Annual Awards Ceremony, recognizing the achievements of its top performing employees. I was honored to receive Merkle’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I want to thank my colleagues David Williams, Tim Berry, Zhengda Shen, Dave Paulus, and Craig Dempster for sharing their inspiring thoughts during the ceremony about our relationship and my career at Merkle. Their sentiments captured the great respect Merkle has for its people, which has certainly been a huge plus as they have built a great business at Merkle.