Patrick Hull is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience launching successful companies. Best known as the founder and CEO of GetLoaded.com, he revolutionized the transportation and logistics industry with the creation of a freight matching service for long-haul truckers. His innovative approach and integration of technology transformed the trucking sector. Hull has a passion for marketing innovations and has a history of identifying and implementing new approaches that improve existing business processes and generate significant value.
Among his current ventures, Hull is a founder of FreightGuard, which provides cargo/gap insurance for the trucking industry; Phull Entertainment, which is involved in festivals, concert promotions, artist development and management, and music publishing; Scoop Monkey, which provides reputation management services; Hull Properties, which owns homes, condos, and commercial space for lease; Salebug, which develops mobile applications; Phull Energy, which represents mineral and natural gas rights; and others. He also serves as an angel investor for start-up companies.
He has a wide range of international business experience and his areas of expertise include marketing, joint venture negotiations, corporate development, and strategic planning. As a business owner and investor, he controls financial interests in more than 30 companies. These companies span a variety of industries, including transportation, technology, entertainment, real estate, restaurants, energy, finance, insurance, and mobile applications.
Hull understands the importance of serving as a community steward and supporting the important work of many charities. In addition to supporting local, national, and global charities as a patron and benefactor, he founded The Hull Foundation in 2009 which distributes gifts to various charitable causes. He also brings an entrepreneurial approach to his many philanthropic endeavors, most notably Richmond Unite. Hull founded Richmond Unite in 2010 as a fundraising vehicle for local charities in Richmond, VA. The organization takes an entrepreneurial and business-like approach to its fundraising and awareness efforts. In its inaugural year, Richmond Unite supported more than two dozen charities and it continues to grow.