CEO & Co-Founder,
Yatin Patel has over 20 years of successful internet technology/e-commerce business experience as an entrepreneur, designer, founder, investor, and operator; focused most significantly in the hospitality industry. Patel is a co-founder of Reservations.com.
Patel has built, owned, sold, invested and operated numerous companies, including: HotelReservations.com, SelectCovers.com, HotelSavings.com, BoostCTR.com, iOutdoor.com, RugsNow.com. Patel’s core expertise resides in buying effective digital media, then converting it into a positive ROI on e-commerce transactions.
Patel has a Master’s Degrees in Industrial Design ((National Institute of Design- India), a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Gujarat University-India) and ongoing Executive MBA from Harvard Business School.
Patel is an active and philanthropic member of the Orlando community, and has served as a board member with: The Dr. Phillip Performing Art Center, University Club of Orlando, and the Orlando Film Festival. He is an active member of PathNorth (Washington DC based Leadership Organization) and YPO (Young President Organization). Patel is also an active member of the board of trustees for the onePULSE foundation to support the victims of the Orlando nightclub tragedy.
Patel is a nationally recognized photographer, currently exhibiting his collection entitled SUTRA (yatinpatel.com). Lending his artistic talents to philanthropic causes, he has hosted art gallery fundraising events both locally and nationally.
Patel is married to LeAnn Patel (LeAnnPerman.com) and has 2 children, Aemy (18) and Dave (13). In his leisure he enjoys fly fishing around the world. He lives in Orlando, Florida.