Pat Yates

Shark Tank Airing: Season 5, Episode 523

Pat Yates is the president and owner of Happy Feet. Since buying the business in 2002, he has taken it from a small company with only a few products to a successful e-commerce company offering hundreds of styles. Additions to the original product line include animals, NCAA, NBA, NFL and a line with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. After appearing on Shark Tank in April 2014 and securing a deal with Robert Herjavec, he then appeared on Beyond the Tank in December 2015. He balances his time between acquiring new licenses, such as DreamWorks Animation, and coaching basketball at a Louisville area high school.

Pat is always excited about new opportunities and taking risks that will help to grow a successful business. He’s a great resource for anyone looking to start or grow an e-commerce business and has a lot of knowledge on the acquisition of licenses.