AK Patel


Director, Global IT

AK Patel is the Director of IT at Motive Partners and is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of IT infrastructure. AK has global experience in Infrastructure, Computing and Network Operations across Finance, Manufacturing, and Entertainment industries.


AK’s most recent roles include the North American IT Director of global financial consulting firm Capco, as well as Head of IT Americas for global brand Grohe.

AK’s career began at Markit as an early member of the Infrastructure Team, where he grew from a team of 20 to 200 people, and setup the Infrastructure Operations at Markit’s London, India and New York offices. He was also a responsible for all commercial operations, planning, managing and implementation of a Global Service Desk. He successfully grew with the firm from a startup environment to the 2014 IPO that subsequently merged with IHS – a deal valued at more than $13 billion.

AK received a B.S. in Business Information Technology Management from Manchester Met Business School and has accredited Microsoft and ITIL Certifications. AK is a passionate real estate investor.

Motive Partners