As Managing Director of Finance, Himali Patel is responsible for ensuring that the CICS network and individual campuses are financially aligned. Prior to joining CICS, Himali led the finance and operations team at Accelerate Institute where she oversaw financial management, technology, and programmatic support. She has a proven track record of improving systems, processes, and policies to enhance information flow, management of business process and organizational planning. Himali is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth, School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In her free time, you can find her planning unique outings with her friends and family and traveling the world.