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Elevate, Inc. Hires Green as Chief Strategy Officer

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017


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Elevate, Inc. Hires Green as Chief Strategy Officer

(Tampa, FL – May 9, 2017) – Elevate, Inc. (Elevate), today announced the addition of Ashby Green as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Green, who most recently was a client of Elevate, Inc. will manage the sales team and guide the organization’s expansion initiatives in Hillsborough and Pinellas County. With Green’s expansive business background and experience, Elevate Inc. expects its accelerated growth to continue.

“After a comprehensive and deliberate search process facilitated by our Advisory Board, we are very excited to have Green joining our team. His strategic guidance will not only be paramount in our continual growth, but will also help set Elevate Inc. apart as the premier strategic business consulting firm in the Tampa Bay region,” said Aakash M. Patel, President of Elevate, Inc.

As the new CSO of Elevate Inc., Green will guide the company’s strategic, financial and operational management, as well as enhance processes to add to impactful strategic alliances. His extensive resume includes years of experience in business development, growth management, entrepreneurship and technology.

“I’ve known Aakash M. Patel for many years and have always respected his leadership. During a St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Benchmarking Trip last fall, I learned from of his vision to positively impact the Tampa Bay community,” stated Ashby Green. “I was proud to become a client of his with my company and now am very excited to help his team enhance their strategic endeavors.”

Green formerly served as CFO at Kobie Marketing for four years. Under his leadership, the company experienced nearly a quadrupling of revenue and the tripling of team members. In 2017, Green received the CFO of the Year Award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, he is excited to take on this new challenge.

“I’m honored, and grateful for the opportunity to join this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated, experienced and talented professionals,” continued Green.

Elevate, Inc. is a Florida-based strategic business development consulting firm providing a multitude of services. Founded by community leader Aakash M. Patel in 2011, Elevate, Inc. is in the business helping our clients learn, connect and grow.  Whether you are looking to expand your public relations efforts, community relations, or general marketing endeavors, the Elevate, Inc. team has the talent, experience, and resources to meet and exceed your company’s goals. For additional information and the latest Elevate, Inc. client news visit


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