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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Patrick MacKrell 2009


  • Title: President and CEO
  • Company: New York Business Development Corp.
  • Location: Albany, Buffalo, Melville, N.Y.C., Rochester, Syracuse and Watertown
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, 1953

Family: Wife, Peggy; Children: Leslie, Meagan, James and Keagan.

College: York College (CUNY), B.A., and Albany Law School, J.D.

First job outside of real estate: U.S. Marine Corps First job in real estate or allied field: NYBDC

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Manage a dedicated and creative staff that is committed to facilitating access to capital for NYS’s small businesses and developing collaborations and lending partnerships with banks and economic development agencies. We plan to continue to be a financial resource for small businesses in good times and bad. We also plan to continue to grow our loan portfolio and maintain our position as NYS’s leading SBA lender.

Hobbies: Golf, skiing and reading

Favorite book: “Fields of Fire” by James Webb

Favorite movie: “Full Metal Jacket”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keys to success: Listen, prepare and execute

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? U.S. Marine (once and always)