Sushil Patel learned the hotel business literally from the ground up. Spending time in and around his father’s properties, he worked in a wide variety of capacities – everything from housekeeping to maintenance to the front desk to controller. The result is a strong knowledge of every aspect of the hotel industry.
In 1998 Sushil made his first professional foray into the hotel business when he acquired the Holiday Inn Select-Fairfield/Napa Valley. Once that hotel was successfully re-positioned, Sushil began to assemble a highly talented team and founded the Presidio Companies in 2000.
As Managing Principal of Presidio, Sushil is responsible for both the philosophy and direction of the company. He is involved with acquisitions, development, investor relations, and oversees Presidio’s portfolio investments. He serves as a board member for GrapeSeed Wine Fund as well as an adviser to several of Presidio’s portfolio investment companies.
Sushil received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University, Sacramento. He lives in Napa, California with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Olivia. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2005.