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PATRICK LEDDY

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FOUNDER & CEO

Patrick’s entrepreneurial background in development, manufacturing, and marketing began in 1998 with the development of Indiviniti custom tailored clothing, manufactured in Hong Kong and in the U.S.A.

He co-founded Municipal Wholesale Telecom, Inc. (MWT, Inc.) in 2002 as CEO, an independent telecommunications broker-consulting firm, operating in an agent capacity with the top 25 U.S. telecom companies in the local and long distance markets, data, Internet and VoIP technologies, providing services to municipalities and the private sector.

MWT, Inc. enlarged its scope in 2003 to include financial advisory services, business development of consumable products, and tech startups. The consumable product’s manufacturing & tech development division includes:

Specialty cosmetic skin care creams containing FDA regulated pharmaceutical drugs, requiring chemistry formulation & synthesizing, manufacturing, outsourcing, clinical trials, consumer testing, art design, labeling, packaging, marketing & distribution;

Text to Speech synthetic voice technology, invention & patenting with USPTO;

Plastic injection molded medical devices requiring invention, conception, design, CAD/CAM, SLA modeling, structural tolerance testing, product testing, manufacturing;

E-Learning tech startup, invention & patenting with USPTO, currently in development.

Patrick has extensive experience registering trademarks, patenting product inventions, press releases, video news releases, television advertising, magazine advertising, affiliate advertising programs, media distribution, systems design, software development, website development, art conception, photography, and illustration.

Patrick has appeared on FOX News Channel, CBS, NBC, and ABC, as well as speaking at Cal State University on business development and management, marketing strategies, conception, design, manufacturing, financial planning, market research, and contract negotiations.

Check out these exciting studies and news articles related to incentivized education and e-learning

Harvard University
http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/fryer/files/financial_incentives_and_student_achievement_evidence_from_randomized_trials.pdf?m=1360041484

Articles Referencing Harvard Studies
http://edlabs.harvard.edu/news/14-schools-named-dc-program-motivate-students-cash
http://edlabs.harvard.edu/news/should-kids-be-bribed-do-well-school
http://edlabs.harvard.edu/news/dc-tries-cash-motivator-school

Harvard Magazine
http://harvardmagazine.com/2009/01/studying-schooling

The Hamilton Project – The Power and Pitfalls of Education Incentives. By Bradley M. Allan & Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/fryer/files/092011_incentives_fryer_allen_paper2.pdf

Theory and Research in Education – Adequacy, inequality and cash for grades. By Derrick Darby
http://www.derrickldarby.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Adequacy-inequality-and-cash-for-grades.pdf

National Education Association
http://www.nea.org/home/42011.htm

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/01/michigan-high-school-cash-for-grades/75003438/

US News & World Report
http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2008/11/28/giving-students-cash-for-grades

NBC Washington
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/archive/NATL-Straight-A-Kids-Get-Cash-for-Grades.html

NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112351779

REUTERS
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-money-grades-idUSBRE8810BE20120902

USA Today
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2008-01-27-grades_N.htm

Education Next
http://educationnext.org/cash-for-test-scores/

The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/09/AR2010040905180.html

Fox News
http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/11/02/michigan-school-offers-students-cash-grades

ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/story?id=6371073

Time Magazine
http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1871528,00.html

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/world/middleeast/21iht-educLede21.html

ABC News
http://abc7chicago.com/archive/6866307/

Los Angeles Times
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/09/local/me-gates9

Truth Revolt
http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/high-school-offers-students-cash-grades

The American Prospect
http://prospect.org/article/under-radar-cash-grades-edition

New York Post
http://nypost.com/2009/06/08/learn-earn-plan-pays-off/

Michigan Radio
http://michiganradio.org/post/westland-schools-expand-cash-grades-program

Ebony
http://www.ebony.com/career-finance/5-reasons-to-pay-your-kids-for-good-grades-555

Times Gazette
http://timesgazette.com/opinion/3940/cash-for-grades-and-being-bold

The Prindle Post
http://www.prindlepost.org/tag/cash-for-grades/

Slashdot
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/06/08/1557210/kids-score-40-percent-higher-when-they-get-paid-for-grades

National Post
http://www.eblofdallas.org/pdf/NationalPost_Does%20paying%20students%20for%20good%20grades.pdf

Civitas Review
http://civitasreview.com/education/cash-for-grades/

The Crimson Review
http://thecrimsonreview.com/2015/03/pay-for-grades/

Poster 4 Teachers
http://poster.4teachers.org/view/poster.php?poster_id=434482

World Mag
http://www.worldmag.com/2014/08/cities_experiment_with_paying_poor_students_for_good_grades

NewsNet5
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-lorain/lorain-co-program-pays-students-for-good-grades

Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201003/should-one-pay-kids-good-grades

edccdn
http://edccdn.com/cash-for-grades/

The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2008/0122/p08s01-comv.html

Money Crashers
http://www.moneycrashers.com/should-parents-pay-if-their-kids-get-good-grades/

The Virginian Pilot
http://pilotonline.com/news/local/education/program-in-va-beach-schools-awards-cash-for-grades/article_dfd1e25b-6fc6-5dcf-a955-fb483f7747db.html

Brain Storm
http://www.stormthetest.com/paying-kids-for-good-grades-does-it-pay-off/

Takepart
http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/17/rewarding-students-money-good-grade-good-idea-or-bad

The Denver Post
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21797050/cash-incentives-colorado-students-study-progress

The Fiscal Times
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/09/04/As-School-Starts-Parents-Pay-for-Good-Grades

Learning First Alliance
http://www.learningfirst.org/what-really-happens-when-we-pay-people-test-scores

OOYUZ Beta
http://www.ooyuz.com/geturl?aid=8980727

News Channel 3 Memphis
http://wreg.com/2015/05/12/memphis-program-paid-students-for-good-grades-and-their-parents-to-get-jobs/

Noodle
https://www.noodle.com/articles/what-price-for-an-a-do-financial-incentives-lead-to-higher-educational-achievement

Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/Responsible-Tech/2009/0304/better-grades-through-cash

GreatSchools
http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/cash-for-grades/

Debate.org
http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-students-get-paid-for-good-grades

The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/11/cps-paying-for-good-grade_n_125611.html

Vernon Public Schools
http://vernonpublicschools.org/files/Curriculum-Guides-ELAC-Part-2-Grade-5/ELA_G05_WIN_01TASKS.pdf

About Parenting
http://discipline.about.com/od/increasepositivebehaviors/a/Rewards-For-Kids-That-Don-T-Cost-Money.htm

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sdDBZKI9l8

The Wolf
http://thewolf1041.com/morning-howl/should-you-pay-kids-for-good-grades/

Desert News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558003/Should-kids-be-paid-for-good-grades.html?pg=all

Blunt Money
http://www.bluntmoney.com/do-you-pay-your-kids-for-grades/

The Courier
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/waterloo-program-pays-students-for-good-grades/article_424d6bd9-755c-58e1-8c65-5f4508d9a332.html

The Daily Riff
http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/should-kids-be-paid-bribed-for-good-grades-227.php

Ask the Money Coach
http://askthemoneycoach.com/2014/04/pay-kids-good-grades/

Memphis Flyer
http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/pay-for-grades/Content?oid=1140191

Free From Broke
http://freefrombroke.com/should-students-get-paid-good-grades/

MoneyNing
http://moneyning.com/kids-and-money/should-you-pay-your-children-for-good-grades/

American City and County
http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/michael_bloomberg_money_students

Professor House
http://www.professorshouse.com/family/education/articles/giving-kids-incentives-for-good-grades/

Darwins Finance
http://www.darwinsfinance.com/paying-kids-for-good-grades/

Lucy Daniels Center
http://www.lucydanielscenter.org/page/should-you-pay-a-child-for-good-grades

Ebony
http://www.ebony.com/career-finance/5-reasons-to-pay-your-kids-for-good-grades-555#axzz44p9AgPu5

Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-good-life/201004/paying-students-good-grades

Prairie Eco Thrifter
http://prairieecothrifter.com/2013/06/parents-pay-good-grades.html