Shital Patel is a graduate of Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a marketing degree. A natural born leader and entrepreneur, Shital has accumulated a vast twenty year journey of wisdom, expertise and resources that span across many diverse career and philanthropic circles. Her business experience has carried her through executive management, non-profit, tech, public and private financial services, healthcare/life sciences, manufacturing and government. Most recently, Shital served as the SVP of Operations & Support and as Chief Information Officer for Strada (previously known as USA Funds) where she oversaw Strada’s information technology platform, service development, definition and formation of new products, participation in new target acquisition/evaluations as well as the management and streamlining of complex IT environments into a dual functioning environment.
She used her many expertise on day-to-day management operations, driving efficiencies with cloud-based solutions, outsourcing partners, leveraging information across the entire brand to identify gaps and provide insights on improvements and new capabilities throughout the value chain. Before Strada, Shital worked at tech giant Microsoft for five years managing their enterprise sales business, achieving a one hundred and twenty-eight million dollar software quota and forty-million dollars in services (one of the largest in the Midwest District).
Prior to Microsoft, Shital served as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County. Her work with Indianapolis City and county governments included; development and implementation of technology strategies, support of fifty-four municipal agencies and seven thousand five hundred internal customers. She focused on services offered by City/County agencies and applying technology to provide more accessibility and efficiencies to the end user connection base.
Ms. Patel is a strong networker, relationship builder, collaborator and executor dedicated to meeting and exceeding growth targets while building/working with an effective team and developing the core values of company cultures. She is passionate about learning, adding to her expertise base, understanding what the challenges are that need solutions, adding value and positive impact to alliances, partnerships, organizations, customers, partners, her community and the world. Shital serves on the executive board of The Villages of Indiana and on the Board of The Tech Point Youth Foundation. Her latest non-profit assignment was in the education industry and the creation of a new platform for student engagement. A platform to empower students to more effortlessly flow through the higher educational land scape.
Throughout her journey, Shital has most enjoyed connecting with people in and outside the workplace, learning from her partnerships with strategic alliances, aligning with customers on their evolution of their technology journey and being a conduit of positive change in all areas of her life. To relax, Shital loves spending time with her two daughters, cooking for family and friends, and walking her Labradoodle – Cooper. She’s an avid reader, Netflix-binger, enjoys yoga and loves traveling.