Arihant Patni is an entrepreneur, corporate executive and financial advisor who has extensive experience in computer software, business development/marketing and IT infrastructure. Arihant received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education at Babson College, where he received his Masters of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and finance. He then received a separate Masters Degree in Statistics from Columbia University, with a concentration in quantitative finance. Arihant began his career at Patni Computer Systems, where he had a broad exposure to the business of the company, including consulting positions in the computer software and human resources departments, as well as being a business development and marketing executive. In the latter capacity, Arihant was part of a team dedicated to the European market and worked to increase global brand awareness for the Patni companies and products. Subsequently, Arihant worked as a Business Strategy Consultant for Fidelity Investments in Boston, where he led a finance systems strategy project for one of Fidelity''''s companies, involving business process analyses, systems re-design and solutions recommendations. Arihant was Vice-President for Business Development for Raay Software, Inc., where he started the U.S. office for a European software product company operating in the healthcare space, developed the marketing campaign for the United States and conducted strategic market analysis to build brand awareness.
Arihant is actively involved in the management of Patni Financial Advisors, a wealth management company that advises high net worth families on a wide range of investment options as well as Bodhi Global Services, a legal support services company. He is also on the Board of Directors of Nirvana Venture Advisors, a venture capital fund with focus on the internet space in India.