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Jay Patel Atlanta

  • Managing Partner at Atlanta's Chelsea Capital
  • Managing Partner
  • Chelsea Capital Partners


    A financial professional with more than a decade of corporate experience, Jay Patel joined Chelsea Capital Partners in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2007. There, he focuses on commercial real estate and distressed assets, in addition to owning and operating several mid-scale hotels throughout the United States. Beginning as a general partner, Jay Patel currently serves as managing partner of the firm. Prior to joining Chelsea Capital Partners, Jay Patel spent several years in New York City in Principal Finance and Structured Finance for Goldman Sachs. His successful transactions with the firm include the establishment of a joint venture with Huntington National Bank for a retail auto loan flow purchase program, in addition to advising Ford Motor Company in its $15.7 billion sale of Hertz. After graduating from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Mr. Patel worked in Capital Markets for GE Capital in Danbury, Connecticut, where he managed a $22 billion commercial paper conduit. A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, he is fluent in French, Spanish, and Gujarat. Currently, he lives outside Atlanta in Duluth, Georgia.

    Professional experience

    Managing Partner

    Chelsea Capital Partners

    January 2007 - Present

    Investment Banker

    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    January 2004 - December 2007(4 years)

    Capital Markets Analyst

    GE Capital

    April 2003 - February 2004(10 months)



    New York University

    September 1999 - May 2003(4 years)


    London School of Economics and Political Science

    May 2002 - August 2002(3 months)