Vijay Patel, President
“My motto for success in any business is to work with everyone’s best interest at heart whether this is a customer, partner or employee.”
Vijay Patel is the linchpin for Dhruv Management’s phenomenal growth.
An entrepreneur from an early age with a keen eye for spotting opportunities, he launched his entrepreneurial journey in the USA by purchasing his very first gas station in Saint Petersburg, Florida, growing this to a portfolio of over 100 gas stations and later purchasing a wholesale fuel supply company. His diversified portfolio includes real estate investments and shopping plazas.
His ambitious growth trajectory is directed into the hospitality industry and his portfolio includes franchises such as Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Fairfield Inn, Wingate, Best Western, Springhill Suites, Country Inn & Suites as well as economy brands such as Motel 6 and Studio 6.
Known for being accessible, Vijay is very community minded and spends a lot of time and resources giving back to the community and is very visible at fundraising events. He is also setting up a non-profit to help the less fortunate in India. Vijay is a great mentor and inspires others to be the best they can be whether this is in business or in some other field.
Vijay holds a Civil Engineering degree and is married with 2 children.
Hitesh Shah, Vice President
Hitesh has been working with Vijay Patel’s companies for over 15 years. He has an extensive background in business ownership and financial management. Hitesh works at every level of the organization providing strategic operational focus in Dhruv’s growth initiatives and hotel developments.Hitesh holds a degree in Finance from Gujarat University.
Utkarsh Patel, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Utkarsh is responsible for financial oversight and compliance. He is also heavily involved in the due diligence process to make sure that investments are both sound and robust. Utkarsh advises on and implements technology solutions which enhance efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining the company, he was in the public accounting sector where he worked with clients with over $100 million in revenue. He is a certified CPA in the state of Florida and holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Florida. He is a volunteer youth leader who helps to guide youth on the right path.
Al Alsina, Regional Director of Operations
Al Alsina has garnered over 27 years of experience in the hotel/hospitality industry. Al began his career in hospitality with Marriott full-service resorts as a grounds-keeper, attending to the golf courses in 1989 working his way up to food and beverage management while attending college. Mr. Alsina has had the privilege within his time with Marriott International to manage and work with many brands from full-service hotels and resorts to limited-service hotels. Mr. Alsina was also a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for 5 years under Wyndham and Hilton brands. His primary duties are to assist the hotels in their overall operations and sales efforts and in increasing Dhruv Management’s goals for growth. He also manages overall regional financial operations and is engaged in formulating growth plans to help boost market share.