Push Patel is Managing Partner, Co-Chief Operating Officer & Co-Head of the Buyside Practice for Options Group. As part of his overall responsibilities, Push provides leadership and strategic vision to accelerate Options Group’s revenue and brand across the entire organization.
Push Patel’s leadership has helped Options Group achieve a market share dominance in the search and advisory industry making way for Founders, C level executives and management to create and scale world class sophisticated organizations.
For close to two decades, Push has led profitable build-outs for the buy-side across portfolio managers, quantitative researchers, and high performance technologists. As a founding member of the electronic trading & systematic trading practice, his portfolio consists of leading hedge funds, proprietary trading shops and asset managers; leading investigative intelligence and recruitment to target the highest caliber of quantitative and technical minds. Push has also been instrumental in the expansion of the firm's artificial intelligence practice by advising fundamental trading firms invest into innovative solutions while keeping systematic houses relevant and continuously evolving. His team has also created a strong track record of bringing Silicon Valley’s most innovative professionals into high-impact roles within the Financial Industry.
In addition to recruitment, Push's team also provides competitive intelligence management scans, management and cultural assessments, benchmarking and succession planning, market sentiment analysis, and compensation analytics and advisory. Push has led a process-driven, research-intensive methodology which truly differentiates Options Group from the competition.
Push joined the firm in 2004 and previously worked at IBM and JP Morgan Chase. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, he began his career as a Network Engineer at Cingular Wireless. Push also has a keen interest in the field of Music Production and Engineering and owns his own recording studio.