Jignesh Patel

MBA, Chief Financial Officer

Jignesh S. Patel joined National Housing Compliance (NHC) in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Patel is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of NHC’s information technology, finance and accounting operations and the strategic governance of NHC’s multi-million-dollar operating budget.  A key part of his role is overseeing the disbursement of approximately $850 million in Housing Assistance Payments (HAP)
to Section 8 Project-Based properties located throughout
Georgia and Illinois.

Prior to joining National Housing Compliance, Mr. Patel spent more than two decades in the consumer-packaged goods industry, where he held executive-level and senior management roles that spanned commercial finance, sales finance, sales planning, and accounting. He most recently was the Director of Sales and Commercial Finance at Hain Celestial. As a leader in this role at Hain Celestial, Mr. Patel worked with leaders from the sales, finance, trade marketing and supply chain organizations to execute strategies that drove profitable growth across customer segments and implemented best practices that leveraged fact-based analytics to guide decision-making and efficient growth.

Mr. Patel spent eight years at the Campbell Soup Company, including three years as Financial Controller, a role in which he demonstrated expertise in transforming sales operations by advising sales teams and customer business managers on the execution of key profitability concepts and driving improvements to business performance by transforming operating models. Mr. Patel spent six years each at the Dannon Yogurt Company and Pinnacle foods and three years at Edwards Bakery.

Mr. Patel is an active member of Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA), the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

Mr. Patel has a Master of Business administration from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DeVry Institute of Technology, where he graduated magna cum laude.

You may reach Jignesh by e-mail at jignesh.patel@nhcinc.org.