Firoz Patel is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Payments Specialist. Coming from a modest background, Firoz envisioned a successful career path from an early age. He started out by working alongside his father, in their family owned grocery store. To this day, Firoz credits his discipline, drive andpassion for problem solving and entrepreneurship to this early experience - and the expert advice of his father.After successfully completing high school, Firoz continued on to college and acquired a Business Administration Degree in Marketing in 1994 from the Champlain College in Montreal, Canada.
In 2004, Firoz Patel founded AlertPay Inc. – a globally recognized solution for online payments. As CEO of AlertPay, Mr. Patel oversaw all aspects of AlertPay’s day-to-day operations, attracting over 8 million members from all corners of the globe. In 2012, Mr. Patel successfully brokered the acquisition of AlertPay's strategic assets by UK-based MH Pillars. Mr. Patel was recruited during the transition to ensure the smooth transition from AlertPay to the Payza platform. Today, as Payza's Global Executive Vice President, Mr. Patel is responsible for the company’s strategic partnerships, forging the behind-the-scenes relationships that allow Payza to operate seamlessly in more than 190 countries around the world.
As Founder and CEO, Firoz Patel has aligned technology and business initiatives to produce an online payments solution that consistently delivers results. Thanks to his business acumen, leadership and foresight, Firoz has aligned technology and business initiatives to produce an online payments solution that consistently delivers results. Thanks to his business acumen, leadership and foresight, Firoz successfully brokered the acquisition of AlertPay’s strategic assets by UK-based MH Pillars. Firoz was recruited during this transition by MH Pillars in order to maintain consistency and oversee the launch of the Payza platform.