Hemant Patel has a diverse background that adds strength to any business group. His business track record includes being the sole founder of a consulting engineering company that provides program management, planning, design and construction management for infrastructure projects, which Hemant built into a regional organization over fifteen years with offices in five states. In 2006, Hemant sold his firm to an international company in order to open doors to overseas markets for the firm’s expertise. Prior to starting his own firm, Hemant’s professional experience included an international construction company, a public agency responsible for water and wastewater services for a large region of the United Kingdom, and private consulting firms, where he gained expertise in project controls and organizational management.
Hemant currently serves as Founder and CEO of Akida LLC, an energy management technology firm. He managed a technical team that developed patented technology in electrical energy management. Hemant led the team to develop applications of the technology to create IOT-ready hardware that provides Big Data to Cloud-based platforms for energy monitoring, analytics and management.
Hemant serves on the Board of Directors of Scottsdale Community Bank (In Organization) with the goal of creating a resource for the Arizona small business community. He is enjoying learning about the intricacies of commercial banking and meeting a diverse group of business people.
Hemant is committed to his community and has served in many civic roles. He currently serves on the Flood Control District Advisory Board for Maricopa County and the Board of Trustees for BEMA, a non-profit organization that built a unique temple that serves many different faiths in the East Indian community. Hemant and his wife, Vinta, are proud parents of two daughters, who are college graduates and pursuing their professional careers outside Arizona.
Hemant holds a Bachelors in Science with Honors from University of Birmingham, England (1979) and a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University, Tempe (1993). He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Arizona.