Patrick Lowndes

Co-Founder & CEO

Patrick broke into the software world working at venture-backed PayScale.com - selling their premium cloud compensation software to HR and C-level execs as a top performer while the company scaled from 65 employees to over 400 employees. In his last year with PayScale, he realized how ubiquitous subscription-based software was becoming and the challenge customers faced in using the overwhelming number of apps in their businesses. Patrick and his team validated this pain and opportunity when they set-out to build VendorHawk on the side.

Today they are forging this new industry with their SaaS optimization platform, helping IT & Finance leaders get more out of their software and SaaS vendors drive deeper utilization of their solutions.

Patrick ran his first business on a lawn-mowing route at age 11. Over the years, he has excelled in marketing and selling products, powered by a drive to create value where no solution has been delivered before. At the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, he specialized his Bachelors in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.

Patrick lives with his wife and two young daughters in south Seattle, WA and enjoys going on adventures with his family, mentoring youth in his neighborhood and serving his community through his church.