AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HotSchedules®, a leading provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, has named Bijal Patel Chief Financial Officer. He will facilitate go-to-market strategies and profitable growth, underpinned by domestic and international expansion whilst driving operational excellence.
A technology executive with more than 22 years of experience, Patel joins HotSchedules from Aptean, a global provider of enterprise software solutions. As Executive Vice President and CFO, Patel was responsible for the company's finance, legal, facilities and IT functions. Prior to joining Aptean, Patel held several executive finance roles at Misys, a global provider of software solutions focused on the financial services industry.
Earlier in his career, Patel served over a decade in various finance and commercial leadership positions at IBM. He was primarily based in the UK, leading teams across Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa. He was on assignment for three years in Slovakia to set up and lead IBM's European Finance Centre of Excellence. Patel brings a wealth of international and technology experience to HotSchedules and an operational, hands-on approach to the CFO role.
"HotSchedules is going global, and Bijal will be a key leader in our domestic and international expansion," said Anthony Lye, CEO of HotSchedules. "With a diverse background in financial and operational management, Bijal offers a skillset far beyond that of a traditional CFO. We're confident that he will give our leadership team a competitive edge."
"HotSchedules has shown strong top line growth over the past few years, and we will take this company's growth further into the stratosphere," said Patel. "We are well-positioned to accelerate our momentum in the USA and overseas through world-class products, and our recently announced Global Partnership Networks."
Patel has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 2000. He earned his degree in Mathematics from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
HotSchedules provides mobile, cloud-based technology for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. The company delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to automate operational challenges, making working for and in restaurants easier and more efficient. Its world-class products include social recruiting, e-learning, comprehensive labor management, BI, inventory, print and digital logbooks and various applications built on their self-publishing API platform. HotSchedules is proud to serve more than 2 million users in over 150,000 locations across 26 countries. For more information visit: http://www.hotschedules.com.
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