Nipul Patel is a senior member of the firm’s Consumer Sector, where he specializes in the Consumer Digital & Media Practice. Leveraging close to 15 years of experience in global consulting, operations and go-to-market strategy, he brings deep market insight to his client advisory work across the consumer ecosystem, with expertise in high-growth software companies, online networks and SaaS businesses. Based in San Francisco, Nipul works with clients of all sizes and geographies to recruit, assess and develop senior leadership talent.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nipul was the co-founder of Townsquared, a private online network for local businesses. During this time, he helped build the company into a popular platform for local businesses to connect, share advice and form partnerships. Townsquared was acquired in 2019 by Upcurve, a subsidiary of New Media Investment Group. Previously, Nipul was a Director, Executive Advisor, for Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), where he spent close to seven years. While at CEB, he primarily focused on go-to-market strategies, new product development and advisory services, working in Sydney, Singapore and Washington, DC.
Education & Affiliations
Nipul holds a BBA in finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He advises and serves on the boards of several venture-backed startups.
Consumer, Financial Services