Consultants & Advisors

Krishan Patel

CIO Advisor
Krishan Patel


Krishan has 15+ years of experience in the public and private sector developing and implementing digital strategies and solutions. Krishan’s experience has focused on large-scale business and technology transformations in education, healthcare and other industries. Recently, Krishan helped architect and implement the customer-facing technical strategy for three Obamacare health insurance companies, enabling customers to leverage online shopping, member portals, Salesforce CRM, and integrated call centers.

Professional Background

Prior to launching Karma Advisory, Krishan led product management at Zipari, a health insurance technology firm, providing customer-oriented products for insurance clients across the country. Prior, Krishan led product management for, developing from concept to delivery/operations an educational tool for schools, teachers, students and parents around digital learning; Krishan helped raise $7M for the company. Krishan began his career at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants working in the telecom and public sector practices leading engagements from digital strategy to transformation.


Krishan holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan in Economics.


In a previous lifetime, Krishan was a hotelier — he took over his family’s two hotels in Georgia, turning around distressed assets and selling them in 18 months. In 2012, Krishan walked the Camino De Santiago from France through Northern Spain — 900 km in 40 days. And since his childhood, Krishan has had a regular meditation practice — for one retreat, he enjoyed a 10-day silent meditation.

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