Scott Garcia, Today’s Hotelier
Congratulations! Your data has been held hostage. A criminal has hacked into your computer and taken control of all of your critical files. On your screen is a message, "For $10,000, you can have your computer back." Sound like a movie?
Meet Timesh (Timmy) Patel, CHO, CEO of SupplyOcean.com and AAHOA South Pacific Regional Director
Tell us about how you got started in the hospitality industry.
I was born into it. My family operated a hotel, so throughout my childhood I helped with every aspect. I ran the front desk, helped with housekeeping and maintenance, and filled vending machines. Later, I worked at a Hilton near Disneyland and gained experience in operations. I then returned to the family business and managed day-to-day operations for our hotels.