Patty Viáfara Project EquitySenior Client Services Manager and Regional Partnerships Manager

Patty Viáfara has built a career supporting small business through her work in tourism promotions, as a small business owner, and operations specialist. Her past experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors includes change management, business continuity, process improvement, and leadership development. She was a key player in the employee engagement and leadership development initiative at Bupa Latin America during three years of major growth. Prior to joining Project Equity, Patty worked with Beneficial State Foundation developing a new program aimed at lowering the cost of capital for social enterprises. As Sr. Client Services Manager, Patty has designed the infrastructure and programming to serve our clients, using her diverse business background to really understand the nature of the companies we work with. She’s helped over 30 enterprises assess, transition, and thrive as employee-owned businesses. She received her B.S. in Travel and Tourism Management from Florida International University and an MBA in Global Impact Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Patty is passionate about creating quality jobs where people love coming to work; in her free time, you can find Patty enjoying outdoor yoga, paddle-boarding, and spending time with her french bulldog, Stella.

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