Arpan Patel is Director of Somat Engineering, Inc’s Information Engineering practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Patel has over 17 years of technology, financial advisory and operations experience.
He began his career as an investment banker at leading firms including Lehman Brothers, Lazard Frères, Wasserstein Perella and Credit Suisse First Boston, advising leading corporations and financial buyers on complex financings and M&A transactions exceeding $5 billion.
In recent years, he has gained significant operational experience and insight as a technology and financial services entrepreneur. He previously cofounded eFrontiers, a pioneering online asset management platform for institutional investors, and Plans365, a recognized developer of online personal finance and collaboration solutions.
Mr. Patel holds a BA in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.