Ketan Patel

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Ketan is responsible for architecting and implementing the overall human capital plan designed to support RetireeFirst’s growth strategy. In this role, Ketan leads our human resources organization, which includes talent acquisition, training, talent management, succession planning, employee development, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, total rewards, employee relations, HR Operations, payroll and compliance.

Ketan has significant experience leading teams through organizational design, change, transformation, and growth on a global scale, across multiple industries. Most recently, Ketan was the head of human resources for the US and Canada for Sysco, where he led human resources for the company’s largest and most profitable business. Ketan was previously the head of human resources for Aetna Medicaid, a mission-oriented business focused on supporting and improving the lives of Medicaid members. Earlier in his career, Ketan held human resources leadership roles with Unilever, American Express, Starbucks, and Estee Lauder.

Ketan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son and enjoys volunteering at his temple, playing tennis, and traveling to different parts of the world.