CHICAGO (April 25, 2019) — Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom, a project management software for complex financial transactions, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.
Kison was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Kison into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Kison has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. Kison will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Kison will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Kison will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
“It’s my unique honor to join this community of industry leaders and innovators,” Kison said regarding his recent acceptance. “I look forward to not only gaining insight from this Council but participating meaningful knowledge on the state and evolution of financial technology.”
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
DealRoom, a Chicago-based financial technology startup, was founded by a team of former M&A professionals who realized Agile principles could modernize financial transactions and solve industry-wide inefficiencies. DealRoom’s platform combines diligence management with virtual data room capabilities, allowing deal teams to eliminate duplicate work, track progress, gain insightful analytics, and close deals faster.