2015 Catalyst Award – MBE

Hiten Patel - Collabera, Inc.

Hiten Patel
Founder and Chairman
Collabera, Inc.

TENURE:
Hiten Patel is the Founder and Chairman of Collabera, Inc., a leading global IT services and solutions provider. Founded in 1996, Collabera is considered one of the fastest growing companies in the US with more than 9,000 professionals in more than 30 offices and four world-class delivery centers in the U.S., UK, India, Singapore and Philippines.

Hiten Patel has been influential in shaping Collabera’s vision and strategy since the company’s inception and has received numerous global recognition’s for both Collabera business units – Professional Services and IT Solutions. But, Hiten Patel has not stopped there. In April of 2013, he brought on a new CEO for Collabera, Raj Mamodia. Within a few months, Patel and Mamodia had made the decision to accelerate Collabera’s mission to become a $1 billion company – but not as one company, as two. Now, in Hiten Patel style he has worked with Raj to embark on a new entrepreneurial venture.

That venture was to spin off the Collabera IT Solutions business unit into its own entity, Brillio. Brillio’s mission is to enable the successful transformation of businesses facing significant disruption fueled by technology and cultural change, while simultaneously redefining the client-consultant relationship to one driven by proactive collaboration, technology investment and risk sharing. By separating the companies, he has set the stage to be part of not one $1 billion IT Services Company dominating its market, but two with different focused offerings and target clients.

ACCOLADES:
Over the years Patel has been routinely recognized as one of the country’s most interesting and successful entrepreneurs and received accolades including Ernst & Young’s prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Under his leadership, the company has consistently been recognized for its excellence by industry-leading organizations such as International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Fintech100, DiversityBusiness.com, InformationWeek, Software Magazine, New York/New Jersey Business Council, USPAACC, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) and others.

Hiten Patel received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from R D University, India and a Masters in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

SERVICE:
Utilizing his experience and vast business network to help others achieve success, Patel is currently active in various organizations including EO of NJ, AAHC, NACCB, TiE Tri-State, USPAACC, Association for Corporate Growth of New Jersey, New Jersey Technology Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

FAVORITE LEADERSHIP QUOTE:
“If you can dream it, you can do.” – Walt Disney

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATION:
“Try your best, results will follow; it’s just a matter of time”

INTERESTING FACT:
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional singer. It is still something I enjoy and continue to pursue on the side.