Brian Lynott

Co-Founder, Chair

Brian is a retired Infantry Officer in the United States Army and a serial entrepreneur focusing in technology and real estate. Lynott is the Founder and Chairman of TeleSmart and ATL Resporg, both successful telecom software businesses. He is also the founder of HomePro Management, a single family residential property management company serving the Portland, Oregon market.

Since 2008, Brian has presided over two diversified real estate investment companies, Better World Homes, Inc. and Always Faithful Construction. He started buying and selling single family homes at age 16, started building single family homes as an infill developer in his mid 20’s, and was building complete subdivisions soon thereafter.  While in college, Brian was a principal planner for several regional builders in the Portland and Eugene markets. 

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in planning, public policy, and management with a focus on land use planning from the University of Oregon. 


Patrick Quinton

Co-Founder, CEO

Patrick Quinton served for over five years as the Executive Director of the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the economic development and urban renewal agency for the city of Portland, Oregon. During his tenure, Portland emerged from the Great Recession to create one of the best performing metro economies in the U.S. Under Patrick’s leadership, PDC invested in over 800 businesses over five years, jump-started the creation of nearly 50,000 net new jobs and attracted $1.5B in private investment.

Patrick is a widely recognized expert in strategies to promote both growth and inclusion in urban areas, including best practice approaches to entrepreneurial development, sustainable development and export promotion. 

Prior to his tenure at PDC, Patrick served in leadership roles in both the commercial finance and community banking industries, including at Shorebank Corporation, the internationally recognized leader in community revitalization.

Patrick earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College.