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The Witness Group

Meet The Witness Group

Executive Team

OHM PATEL
Chief Executive Officer

Passionate about hospitality, real estate development, and management, Ohm formally studied Hospitality Management at The Ohio State University and received his MBA from Ashland University.  His leadership catapulted two entrepreneurial management companies into The Witness Group where he continues to execute his vision.

AAKASH PATEL
Chief Development Officer

Having been exposed to the industry at an early age, Aakash has always had a passion for the hospitality. Aakash received his B.S. in Finance & Economics from New York University. Drawing upon his prior strategy consulting and hospitality experience at KB Hotel Group, Aakash will develop and execute the firm’s strategy for new developments, acquisitions, and divestitures.

SAGAR PATEL
Chief Investment Officer

Growing up in a family rooted in hospitality, Sagar quickly developed a strong affinity for the investment, development and management of hospitality real estate. Sagar received his BBA from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Georgetown University. As CIO, Sagar will develop and execute The Witness Group’s investment strategy to secure strong financial growth for our community of investors and partners.

SACHIN PATEL
Chief Administrative Officer

Working in various leadership roles in hospitality for 20+ years, Sachin has the unique advantage of holistically understanding every aspect of the industry from construction to management. His primary focus is to make sure all departments are working cohesively to ensure operational and financial success.   Sachin received his B.S. in Finance and a Minor in Real Estate at the University of Alabama Birmingham.  In his role, Sachin will be the champion in driving The Witness Group’s vision and values.

Leadership Team

DAWN DATER
Executive Assistant

“At Witness, we strive to provide the utmost in customer service to all of our partners, investors and team members.”

VIJAY PHATAK
Senior Vice President of Operations

“We work everyday to ensure that we create a unique experience in funding, building and managing the perfect hotel stay.”

Leadership Team

  • Cassandra McBride
    Vice President of Human Resources
  • JONATHAN ROLLINS
    Director of Revenue Management
  • Amit Patel
    Director of Procurement
  • Christopher Knapton
    Regional Director of Operations
  • Tommy Holmes
    Regional Director of Operations
  • Hetal Patel
    Vice President of Accounting & Technology
  • Erica Payne
    Director of Human Resources
  • Gurtej Medi
    Senior Associate
  • DAWN DATER
    Executive Assistant

Trusted Board of Directors

  • KIRIT PATEL
    Chairman
  • TARUN KAPOOR
    Director & Strategic Partner
  • NARESH PATEL
    Chairman Emeritus
  • NITIN PATEL
    Director Emeritus
  • OHM PATEL
    Chief Executive Officer
  • AAKASH PATEL
    Chief Development Officer
  • SAGAR PATEL
    Chief Investment Officer
  • SACHIN PATEL
    Chief Administrative Officer

Our family heritage is deeply nested in a rich history of hospitality and management.
The story begins with the first purchase in 1979.