After more than 20 years in executive leadership roles, including serving as CIO for a well-known fashion industry company, Ajit Patel is fashioning a new career for himself as a franchisee with Express Employment Professionals.
The UCLA and Pepperdine alum will open the new Express Employment Professionals office in Santa Monica, CA, bringing his unique combination of customer service and financial management skills to this exciting marketplace.
Suited for staffing
“Ajit is a perfect fit for Express,” said Dan Gunderson, Express regional franchising executive. “He has a unique combination of customer service and financial management skills.”
After earning his undergrad degree at UCLA, Ajit earned an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. He has worked for notable companies such as Chico’s and BCBG.
“Ajit is excited about leaving the corporate world to be an entrepreneur,” Dan said. “He is attracted to the flexibility of franchise ownership, and he feels relationship-building is one of his strong traits, which equips him well for the staffing industry.”
Ajit’s business career includes experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate turnarounds and investment banking, and he has provided guidance in strategic and operations analysis and management consulting for early stage and start-up ventures.
Committed to service
Ajit was pleased to discover that Express Employment Professionals has a strong focus on community service and helping others. He is active in the City of Hope annual fundraising drive and is the founder/president of the UCLA Chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Does the flexibility of a career in franchising appeal to you? If you have a head for business and a heart for service, it’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country.
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