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Updated: August 5, 2019 / 2019 40 Under Forty Awards Honorees

Roshan N. Patel

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography Roshan N. Patel

 

Senior Vice President, Consumer Bank Market Manager, Bank of America

Age: 33

No. of years with current company: 1

Town where I live: Berlin

Town where I work: Hartford area

College: Bryant University

Highest degree: Bachelor’s degree in business administration

Who is your favorite superhero? Superman


Roshan Patel is a senior vice president and consumer bank market manager for the Greater Hartford area at Bank of America, leading a group of financial centers. Patel builds effective partnerships with community organizations in Hartford and across Bank of America, which resulted in strong business integration performance.

Patel creates followership among his team by fostering a culture of engagement, learning, personal development and growth.  He is a champion for diversity and inclusion and in helping his employees achieve their career goals.  Through a focus on talent management, creating individual development plans and mentorship he has promoted 10 teammates, which represents almost 15 percent of his team this year.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

Developing and recruiting talent across the Greater Hartford markets. Engaging and promoting associates and integrating external top talent to increase the overall performance.

How are you involved in the community?

I’ve served on many boards over the years ranging from chairman/president of the Plainville Chamber, board member of rotary clubs in Plainville and West Hartford, board member for the Mayor’s Charity Ball, West Hartford. Participated in activities for United Way, Junior Achievement, and Special Olympics.

What do you like to do outside of work? ​

Love to travel and explore various countries and be enriched in the different cultures around the world. Every year I look forward to traveling to at least two different countries. In 2018, I traveled to Columbia, Germany and Morocco. In 2019, I have plans to travel to India, Dubai and Bali.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

• Active volunteer within the communities served. Board member for local chambers and rotary clubs. Many hours as a volunteer for various events.

• Fosters an environment for teammates to grow and develop.

• Have worked in banking for 17 years and always looked for ways to challenge myself and to influence others around me to succeed.

• Through the years, provided several financial wellness workshops at high schools, vocational schools and colleges.

Fun Fact

Started working at 16 years old as a part-time teller at a bank that is no longer around.

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