University of Pittsburgh

Pat Cavanaugh

Pat Cavanaugh

Founder & President
The Cavanaugh Marketing Network
The Crons Brand
Come Ready Nutrition

Pat Cavanaugh founded The Cavanaugh Marketing Network in 1994 after earning both a B.S. in Economics (1990) and MBA (1993) from the University of Pittsburgh.

In five short years, Mr. Cavanaugh led his firm to become ranked in the Top 1% of its industry on its way to being named an Inc. 500 company for three consecutive years.

In cementing his role and reputation as an entrepreneurial leader, Mr. Cavanaugh was named an Ernst &Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year and inducted into its national Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. He has been featured in national and local business publications including Inc. Magazine, Sales &Marketing Management, and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Mr. Cavanaugh founded The Crons Brand in 1996. Crons is a mentality brand of athletic apparel dedicated to motivating people to focus on setting and achieving their goals. Mr. Cavanaugh and The Crons Brand have been featured in both the local and national media including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CNBC, and Fox Business News.

Mr. Cavanaugh developed the Crons Achievers Program, goal education curriculum for secondary school students focusing on the importance of goals and how to best set and achieve them. The program has been implemented in a number of schools in Pennsylvania, New York, Utah, California and in the country of Singapore. His Goals &Adversity Training Program has been used by a number of athletic organizations to motivate young athletes to achieve their goals, both in competition and in the classroom.

In 2011 Mr. Cavanaugh founded Come Ready Nutrition, a sports nutrition company dedicated to preparing athletes for competition, allowing them to feel and perform at their best with safe and effective sport nutritional products. The company’s Come Ready Protein Bars are sold nationally in over 5,000 retail locations and overseas in 10 countries across 5 continents. Come Ready Bars have also been used by over 50 of the top NCAA collegiate athletic programs in the country.

Mr. Cavanaugh is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, joining the University of Pittsburgh basketball team as a non-scholarship walk-on, earning a scholarship his freshman year, and being named a two-year team captain on two Top 10 Panthers squads.