Mehul Patel


Mehul is a partner specializing in CEO/BOD and go-to-market searches.  He comes to True with over 25 years of operating experience working with high-growth media and technology companies, as a CEO, COO, GM and board member.

Prior to True, Mehul was CEO of Hired (acquired by Adecco), COO of Kaggle (acquired by Google), head of go-to-market at Lyft (IPO: LYFT) and global GM of Axiom (acquired by Permira), collectively raising over $200mm from top tier venture, growth and private equity firms.

Having built and led executive teams and boards throughout his career, Mehul brings a unique perspective and understanding of the client and candidate side of the table.  Mehul has spoken extensively on talent strategy, particularly diversity hiring, in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, and Fortune.

Mehul has a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Brown University, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

25+ years operating experience in saas, media and marketplace companies
Unique perspective on the client side of the table as a former CEO and board member who has built high-performing leadership teams
Born in Kenya (first language was Swahili), grew up in the UK, and now lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four children
  • Financial Services
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President