Prior to this, Patel served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer at First Data beginning 2015, and as EVP of Strategy, Planning, and Business Development beginning in 2013.
As CFO of First Data, Patel was a key leader in the turnaround of the company. He played a critical role in leading the $2.6 billion First Data IPO in late 2015 and was a key partner in multiple strategic transactions including the combination of First Data with Fiserv in 2019.
Patel’s experience includes 16 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co, where he was a top-ranked equity analyst in the investment bank, and later served as head of strategy within the company’s mortgage banking division.
Patel is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.