Nikhil Patel Joins First Candle Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming Nik Patel to our Board of Directors. 

Patel is the Head of Information Technology for Plexal in London, England, which offers a co-working environment for the tech innovation sector. His responsibilities include overseeing IT strategy for the firm, including security and risk management.

“We’re very pleased to have Nik join our leadership,” Jacobson said. “We look forward to the benefits not only of his technical expertise but his collaborative spirit.”

Prior to joining Plexal, Patel served in IT management positions with the Bank of England and Cofunds, an investment platform for advisers and financial institutions. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster.

“After suffering multiple setbacks, I am now fortunate enough to be blessed with beautiful twin babies, Arya and Arlen,” Patel said. “In both the process to have a child and now raise a child, I’ve realized there are many conflicting resources available, making it difficult for new parents to determine what’s safe for their baby. Parents should not have to worry about picking the right advice when it comes to the safety of their child.

“My passion for First Candle stems from their mission to ensure every baby gets a first birthday, and the difference they are making every day. Being a part of the First Candle team will allow me to use my technology expertise to ensure that we are keeping pace with the rest of the world and continue to have a significant impact.”