Firoz Patel, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Market Development and Corporate Affairs
Firoz is Payza’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Market Development and Corporate Affairs. He is responsible for the company’s portfolio of strategic relationships, growth of the economic enterprise and management of corporate culture. He is pivotal to developing, cultivating and enhancing Payza’s economic and social imprint on the global village.
Prior to joining Payza, Firoz accrued 20 years of industry experience. In 2004, he co-founded AlertPay, an online global payment processor that rose to become one of the industry’s best. Because of his profound understanding of the market’s competitiveness and its ever-evolving tools and technology, Firoz was able to lead AlertPay to achieve exponential growth and excellence in the industry, earning AlertPay the Quebec Technology Company of the Year award from benefice.net in 2010, and the 2011 Industry Alpha Award for Excellence in Consumer Products from the Ville St. Laurent Chamber of Commerce. Because of the company’s growth in profits, market share and size, he has been nominated three times for the prestigious title of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
In his current role as Payza’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Firoz focuses on achieving corporate goals and implementing aggressive revenue and site expansion strategies by administrating a portfolio of local, national and global partnerships with corporations, communities, government bodies and international associations. As Payza’s Director of Market Development, Firoz leads the company’s economic growth by expanding product reach and profit revenues. He directly oversees the assessment of market opportunities, the implementation and design of sales strategies, the management of business models, the exploitation of new revenue streams and the optimization of current channels. As Payza’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Firoz is the company’s liaison between boards, executive teams and stakeholders. He articulates the company’s strategic shifts and manages the company’s corporate culture.
Resourceful and innovative, he always seeks out new ways to improve the company and elevate the quality of service delivery. Fearless and confident through his career, Firoz has been a pioneer in envisioning advanced business processes to move the organization to a higher capability of productivity. Thanks to his vision and leadership, AlertPay boasted more than 8 million members across the globe at the time he negotiated the successful purchase of his company’s strategic assets. Thanks to his innovation and insight, Firoz consulted on the successful merge between the AlertPay platform and new business processes and technology which launched Payza.