Nish Patel – the BOLDER of the two Patel brothers – is Rocky’s younger sibling, yet is every bit as invaluable to Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. Nish could best be described as the Swiss Army Knife for the company. A wearer of many hats. He’s the engine that drives the Rocky Patel Machine. Tireless. Relentless. And he’s always got a smile on his face (usually along with a Bold Toro in one hand and a Nish* cocktail in the other).
Nish Patel was born in 1964 in Nairobi, Kenya, yet relocated with his family to Green Bay, Wisconsin, when he was still quite young. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Nish earned his MBA from UCLA and advanced to business school. After graduation, Nish spent several years as a commodities broker, followed by a stint as the Vice President of Sales for ASI Advance Systems, Inc., in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
It wasn’t until 2004 that Nish finally acquiesced to Rocky’s persistent demands and moved to Florida. Nish immediately added stability to the organization as the company’s Executive Vice President. He released his first Patel Family brand in 2011 called Xen by Nish Patel, a box-pressed “Connecticut shade cigar with an attitude.” In 2013, he followed up that release with Bold by Nish Patel, a robust, Maduro-wrapped blend that packs a flavor wallop.
Today, you’ll find Nish Patel primarily on the road, hosting innumerable events and championing the overall growth of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. To find out where Nish will be next, click here.
(*Nish: Muddle three orange slices into a large Brandy snifter. Add ice. Pour 2 ½ oz. of Don Julio Blanco. Enjoy!)