Patrick Bryant, Founder / Entrepreneur in Charleston, South Carolina
Patrick Bryant loves the start-up process… that moment when you create something innovative that can scale… when you see that clear vision of how to get a unique product or service to everyone on the planet. And then build a company around it with talented creative people.
Currently Bryant is a Partner in Go To Team (video services), Cigar Row (cigar distribution), SouthEaston Systems (home technology), and real estate holdings.
The largest staff video crew provider in the US, Go To Team shot over 1200 shoot days last year, with 10 offices throughout the US including NY, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta & Charleston. Go To Team specializes in providing high quality video footage to television networks and national corporate clients. In the past ten years Go To Team’s footage, and finished productions have aired on every major network including NBC News, Fox Sports, MTV, the History Channel, ESPN, and HGTV.
If you purchase a cigar from the Wynn Las Vegas, Encore, MGM Grand, Bi-Lo, Piggly-Wiggly, Bottles and other major retailers throughout the US, it was imported by Cigar Row. With offices in Charleston and Las Vegas Cigar Row provides distribution to retailers along with Cigar rolling events.
SouthEaston Systems provides home technology installation to high-end custom home builders along the Southeast coast. Multiple teams of installers work to install home theater systems, home automation, and internet ready controlling devices.
Bryant fills strongly about making Charleston and South Carolina a better place to work as an Entrepreneur. He founded the Harbor Entrepreneur Center to provide a place to help others launch companies and create collision among the other entrepreneurs in the region. In addition, Bryant serves as on the Executive Committee of the Charleston Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce and as Past Chairman of Goodwill Industries.
Bryant resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Beth, and two sons Pate and Jack.
As a senior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC he was awarded an internship with WIS-TV. Shortly after starting school at the University of South Carolina he returned to WIS as a freelance editor and cameraman.
Always an entrepreneur, Bryant started his first company Bryant Design at 16, then while still in college his second company – what is now Carolina Sound. These ventures opened his eyes to the world of small business and allowed him the opportunity to begin managing large projects.
In the beginning years of Go To Team, Bryant started out serving as an audio operator and freelance producer. He’s covered the Olympic Park Bombing, spent a week in front of Lewinsky’s home at the Watergate, been on the presidential campaign trail, and been soaked for countless hours covering hurricanes on the southeast coast. In 2011 the company passed 3 million in yearly gross revenues.