Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager at Facebook, Hip Hop Artist
During the day, Ace Patterson works in Consumer Marketing at Facebook, working closely with the marketing directors for both the WhatsApp and Messenger apps to provide operational, planning, and financial support. He was recognized for his work when he was chosen to be part of the 2019 class of ADCOLOR FUTURES, a nationally selective program that celebrates diverse influencers that excel in their careers and also give back to the community.
At night, he is hip-hop recording/performing artist, Call Me Ace, who delivers positive, heartfelt messages on hope, empowerment, and perseverance. His last album, Airplane Mode, debuted at #3 on the iTunes Top 40 Hip Hop Album Chart as well as #50 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales Chart. His upcoming project, Working From Home, will cover an array of themes, including: the definition of true success (money vs. mission), the pressure to compromise calling for comfort, the self-doubt amidst future uncertainty, and the never-ending quest for self-expression within a restrictive environment.
Ace is a 1st-generation Jamaican-American and 1st-generation college student, graduating with his BA from Columbia University and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley-Haas. Ace also is a Believers In Business alum, having served on the Operations Committee in 2015 and as Co-Director in 2016. Ace has a diverse slate of marketing, strategy, operations, and consulting experience across various industries, including technology, media, entertainment (music and film), automotive, and education. Originally from the New York Metro Area, Ace currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, who is 25x better a person than Ace could ever be.