Shilen Patel, Chairman
Shilen Patel is a serial entrepreneur and lifetime Tampa Bay resident. In Nov 2011, Shilen founded the HealthAxis Group, a family of healthcare software and services companies established to evolve the healthcare system at all levels through the use of interoperable data and technology. With offices in Tampa, Texas, and California, its businesses include an enterprise payer technology platform, physician Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, Automated Patient Communications, Business Process Outsourcing, online Patient Health Records (PHR), IT Consulting & Services, and solutions for Health Information Exchange (HIE) as well as the rapidly emerging Accountable Care Organization (ACO) market.
Mr. Patel spent 8 years starting in 2002 as a top executive and part owner at Visionary HealthWare, growing the company from $1 million to over $30 million and garnering Visionary recognition by Healthcare Informatics as one of America’s 100 largest Healthcare IT companies and by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s 5 fastest growing companies. Visionary HealthWare provided software and services to thousands of physicians and medical practices, laboratories, DME Providers, and clinics in all 50 states. He successfully exited with a sale in September 2010 to CompuGroup, a publicly traded German firm that is a European leader in Healthcare IT.
Shilen is the Founder/Owner of Cover2 Ventures, a business incubator and management company established to rapidly launch proprietary ventures and support the success of its early stage investments. Mr. Patel is a founding Director of Central Bank, a community bank in Wesley Chapel, FL. At the time of its founding, he was Florida’s youngest-ever bank director. He is also an active real estate investor.
In January 2013, Shilen was honored with MBA degrees from both the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and London Business School. In 2002, Shilen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Babson College with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Management.
Shilen is also working to remain active in the community and in charitable pursuits. He is an inaugural Charter Member of the Tampa Bay chapter of TiE, an international organization promoting entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education. He is a co-founder of Leaders’ Friday Luncheon, a networking group established to connect the area’s most dynamic community and business leaders. In 2009, he raised thousands for Heartbeat International by competing in the charity’s annual Dancing with the Stars Tampa Bay event. His parents, Dr Kiran C Patel and Dr Pallavi K Patel, are two of Tampa Bay’s most prominent businesspeople and philanthropists. Shilen and his wife Parita have been married since December 2008 and welcomed a daughter, Mila, to the world in September 2012 and recently, a son, Siddharth.
Kunal Jain, President & Managing Member
Kunal Jain is a Harvard Business School alumni for the class of “Global Healthcare Innovation 2015” and a Graduate of USF from Masters in Entrepreneurship. He is the founder and President of Practiceforces which is a Healthcare Integration consulting company based out of Clearwater, Florida. He has over 15 years of healthcare practice administration and revenue cycle management experience. He curated the Tampa chapter of TiE along with Dr. Kiran Patel in the area in 2013. Since then TiE has been a strong advocacy organization of startups’ voice in Tampa Bay area as a 501 (c) (6) organization. His passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy enable him to create a world class team around him. He has helped many startups in the United States and India through mentoring, networking and investments. He has developed a unique, courageous model of startup funding where most stakeholders find a great rate of return for their angel investment at every level and continuously add value to the institution. TTBAF is the result of that passion, which he aims to grow big with the continuous involvement and support from the investors.
His current companies like Practiceforces, Elite offshore resources, and Eatwell.kitchen are adding tremendous value to the lives of their customers.
His deep involvement in philanthropy gave birth to several projects in the United States and India. “TiE Tampa,” “Son of India” and “Kaushalam Foundation” are a few not-for-profits where he has instituted the vision, nurtured the mission and now is achieving the goals as chief mentor.
He has been a resident of Tampa Bay for a long time and lives with his wife Parul Garg and two children, 10-year-old daughter Ishi and 14-year-old son Aabhas.
Seema Jain, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Seema Jain, CPA, CA has over 21 years of experience in the accounting and tax field. She started working in the tax and accounting field in 1993, with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, moving on to Benjamin Moore Paints as their National Controller, prior to founding Axiom Business Consulting, LLC, formerly known as Seema Jain, CPA, PA. With her diverse background, and audit experience in various industries complied with her Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant designation she is well equipped to provide businesses and individuals with quality and affordable business consulting, tax and accounting services. She prides herself in the ability to help save many of her clients taxes.