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Former Barclay Investments CEO to Speak in Three Wyoming Communities

February 14, 2014
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Patrick Fleming, a lecturer in UW’s College of Business, will be the guest speaker at e2e Wyoming events in Gillette, Sheridan and Casper in February and March. (UW Photo)

A University of Wyoming lecturer in the College of Business’s Department of Economics and Finance will be the guest speaker at three upcoming e2e Wyoming meetings in Gillette, Sheridan and Casper.

Patrick Fleming, who went from Wyoming to Wall Street and back, will present his success story, titled “You’re Finally Making Money…Now What?”

He will speak in Gillette Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Gillette College Tech Center.

Fleming’s talk in Sheridan is Thursday, March 6, also from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company.

And his Tuesday, March 25, program in Casper is at the Casper Petroleum Club from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), which has incubators in both Laramie and Casper, launched e2e Wyoming as an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. The program is designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies.

Each e2e chapter meets five times per year for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs include successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussions on relevant topics and advice from experts in specific industries.

Fleming, originally from Cheyenne, is a former CEO of Barclay Investments, a 77-year-old investment firm in New York. Fleming spent 30 years working in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and New York City, specializing in global macro- and arbitrage investing in the commodity, equity and global bond markets.

In addition to currently teaching energy trading and managerial finance courses to UW MBA students and investment management to UW undergraduate students, Fleming manages three agricultural properties in Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.

“When you become a high net worth individual, it’s important to know how to grow your asset base rather than see it decline,” says Jon Benson, WTBC CEO. “Patrick is a teacher. He was the CEO of a hedge fund. He runs the trading room in the UW College of Business. He’s used to explaining his business in a simple way that people can understand.”

Fleming received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1983. He lives in Laramie with his wife, Heather, and son, Hadyn.

“I’ve had venture capitalists speak before, but I haven’t had anyone who is an investor in equities and bonds,” Benson says. “I have not done a program like this before.”

The WTBC, a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success, started e2e Wyoming as an educational networking program.

For more information on e2e, call the WTBC at (307) 766-6395.

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