Sunil Patel (better known as Shahs) is an award-winning entrepreneur in the concierge industry. However, there are other areas of commerce where he has excelled. He sat down with us recently to talk about the multiple sides to his career.
The Concierge Industry
Shahs started in the concierge and hospitality industries when he was only sixteen years of age. This is strong evidence to show his dedication to this area of business. Since his teenage years, Shahs has accomplished many great things in the hospitality and concierge sectors. He now has ties to accommodation in many luxurious destinations such as Monaco, Los Angeles, Mykonos and Dubai, as well as access to luxury vehicles like yachts and private jets. Also, Shahs ensures that there are smaller added extras that can enhance the experience of the customer, such as VIP tickets to events that have already sold out or reservations at the most exclusive restaurants. He has the capability to take orders from both individuals and corporate bookings from companies for a larger group of people. He uses his meticulous attention to detail to provide a truly bespoke experience to all of the members of the group. It is this unwavering commitment to quality service that has made him so successful in this field.
Shahs secured a place at the prestigious London School of Business to study business administration and would graduate in 2009. After graduating, he would work as a business analyst for twelve years; during his time working as a business analyst, he focused on areas such as sustainable development, self-government and the political economy. He went on to work in the Governor’s Office of Management and Business Management for one year. In this position, he was responsible for the management of bond deals worth billions of dollars whilst simultaneously handling the quantitative needs of the office. He also learned how to write business proposals and policies in legislative language. It was also during this time that he began to experience the thrill of a luxurious lifestyle when he could move between the offices in London and New York.
Shahs is so efficient at his job that he considers himself to be a “financial and business portfolio analyst”. He can take unhealthy portfolios and transform them into healthy and thriving ones, because of his superb skills he has managed to transform many unhealthy portfolios into healthy ones which thrive in the long term. Over the years he has created tools and models of analysis which have had significant benefits for the companies or individuals he was working with at the time. An example of this is a model of analysis he manufactured for a company which raised their main product sales by 110%. He did this by correlating the sales data based on advertising and marketing expenditures, past analysis, and pieces of business advice. Another example is when he used some of his specially crafted tools to help a company evaluate operational requirements more accurately and improve the forecasting of finances, growth and development. With a brain for these complex algorithms and mathematical formulas, coupled with his business brain, it is clear to see why he has had such success in the management of portfolios.
Shahs has a fascination with the struggles of people in third world countries, which stems from his focus on humanitarian issues; he even embarked on missions to Central America and Honduras. He has an untiring passion to bring greater autonomy and dignity to the citizens in these nations. This highlights that he has goals and aims that are more philanthropic in nature as opposed to purely about business and money.
Instagram – @Shahs