Sanat Patel

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

AVANA Capital

Sanat Patel has been in the commercial banking industry for over two decades and heads up business development in addition to credit and risk administration at AVANA Capital. Sanat enjoys meeting business owners and bringing them solutions to grow their businesses. With over 24 years of experience, Sanat’s strength is being adaptive and driven in all aspects of his work. His sense of reward is in being a contributor to the success of his team and his clients. Sanat has led the development of AVANA Capital’s practice in the modular hospitality construction arena, and he has overseen several prominent projects in this field, including the largest modular hotel in the world.

Previously, Sanat managed a multi-state BDO staff at Citibank, served as the credit administrator for the LA Metro Region at California Bank and Trust, and was a corporate banker at JPMorgan Chase. He has experience in all areas of commercial banking – from small business to large corporate banking, including all aspects of commercial real estate lending. Sanat received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, majoring in Finance, Management Science and a minor in Economics. Sanat has also successfully graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. He is currently enrolled in the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Program.