Pamela O’Hara

Pamela O'Hara

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Pamela O’Hara

Pamela is CEO of Batchbook, which she cofounded in 2006. She is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company.

As a businesswoman and a mother, Pam is committed to running a company that can adapt to the unique needs of both its employees and its customers to foster better organization, increased productivity and a more balanced life. She balances the fast pace of running a technology startup with other roles including:

● Chairwoman of The Small Business Web, the international trade association of cloud software for small business. Since Batchbook cofounded the group in 2009 it has grown to more than 250 webbased applications and has been described by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as “a fundamentally different way of doing business.”
● Mentor for Betaspring, a startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs
● Head of the “Geeks for Good” food pantry drives that reach out to Providence Geeks members A seasoned conference speaker, Pam regularly shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and expert on data management tools and methodologies in a voice mixed with Yankee practicality and Southern charm.

Past events include:
● SXSWi (organizer and panelist, “How StartUps Do Deals with Industry Titans,” with Google, Intuit, American Express and Freshbooks)
● Chris Brogan’s New Marketing Summit (panelist)
● Jeff Pulver’s 140conference London (speaker)
● Small Biz Technology’s Small Business Summit (panelist)
● Small Biz Technology’s Small Business Technology Tour (panelist)
● Small Business Trends’ The Social Side of Business (webinar panelist)
● DEMOfall07 (presenter, *Batchbook launch)
● The Web Innovators Group’s WebInno23 (demonstrator and copresenter)
● Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s Elevator Pitch Contest (judge)
● Brown University Entrepreneurship Program’s Startup Competition (judge)

Often quoted in the media, Pam is grateful to have received several honors, including:
● Small Business Influencer Champion award given by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology
● Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty award, which is selected based on career success and community involvement
● Batchbook named a Rising Star of 2010 by CRM Magazine

Previously, Pam cofounded and managed operations at Matrix Group International, a web development firm in the Washington, D.C., area that develops webbased
technologies for large and small trade associations.

A former consultant to small businesses, her web career started in 1994, when she designed websites and managed online communications for U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn and the Food Marketing Institute.

Pam holds dual degrees in English and History from the University of Richmond. She resides in coastal Rhode Island with her husband, two daughters and one son.