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Patrick Bardsley

CEO of Spectrum Design Foundation

Headshot of Patrick BardsleyAs Spectrum Design Foundation’s CEO, Patrick oversees the day-to-day running of Spectrum Designs, Spectrum Bakes and Spectrum Suds. He holds a Masters in Special Education, with a concentration in Behavior Analysis through Long Island University. A natural leader and born innovator, he spends most of his time securing future growth and relationships for the betterment and expansion of all the social enterprises. Under Patrick’s leadership Spectrum’s businesses have generated annual revenues of over $5m and created more than 50 jobs in a neurodiverse workforce.

Patrick brings an enormous skill-set that spans many disciplines, as well as over 15 years of experience working with people adults with developmental disabilities. Outside of his work at Spectrum Designs, Patrick is a board member of New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID), a member of the Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable and a member of the invite-only Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

In 2018 Patrick was named in the top 40 under 40 Rising Stars by New York Non Profits. In 2019 Patrick graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business program and joined the Autism @ Work Employer Round table, joining an international collection of cross industry employers and innovative leaders who run autism-focused hiring initiatives. In 2020 Patrick was elected to Vice President of the NYSID Board which is responsible for over 7,000 jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities and $250m worth of annual contracts. In 2020 he also successfully oversaw the expansion of Spectrum Designs into Westchester including the full renovation of a new 8,000 square foot facility and creating 20+ new neurodiverse jobs into 2021.