Patrick Harris

As the VP, Global Agency Development, Patrick Harris leads a team responsible for driving education, advocacy and strategic partnerships with holding companies and their global advertising agencies. With people in NYC, Menlo Park, London, Singapore, Paris and Sao Paulo, Patrick's team is focused on leading scalable opportunities that transform Facebook's partnerships with agencies. Patrick has led go-to-market sales activities for key product launches, namely Instagram in 2014 and Premium Video in 2015.
Patrick serves on the board of directors at World Savvy -- a national education nonprofit that works with educators, schools, and districts to integrate the highest quality of global competence teaching and learning into K-12 classrooms, so all young people can be prepared to engage, succeed, and meet the challenges of 21st century citizenship. In addition, Patrick is a founding board member of iDiverse, an initiative by the IAB Education Foundation that will strengthen diversity by closing the skills gap in the digital media and advertising industries.
Prior to joining Facebook, Patrick was the US Director of Search at Microsoft where he set the tactical direction and go-to-market strategy for Microsoft's top agency partners. Prior to Microsoft, Patrick led Business Development for Reprise Media, a leading search engine marketing firm since acquired by Interpublic Group. Patrick's digital marketing career started in 1999 where he helped build sales activities in New York and the Southeastern U.S. for Ask Jeeves (now, an IAC company). Patrick earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of San Diego.
He currently resides in Westport, CT with his wife and two daughters.