Hemal Jhaveri,Lone Tree - Bio
Bio – Hemal Jhaveri
Hemal Jhaveri was born in Mumbai, India and came to Denver, Colorado to pursue a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Denver in December 1982. He graduated with his B.S. in 1986 and got a full-time job (his first) at the University of Denver as a Database Analyst. He also enrolled in the Master’s program (CIS) and graduated in 1987. That is when he decided to stay in Denver and make it his home. He got married in 1989 and is a father to 2 beautiful daughters.
After working for the University of Denver for 4 years, he was recruited by his previous manager to Coors Ceramics as a Database Manager. From there he had a short stint at Oracle Corporation (1 yr) and then was recruited by EchoStar to work for Charlie Ergen. EchoStar was a REAL challenge. He learned a lot and primarily, what not to do in business. Hemal Jhaveri was responsible for migrating the company from older technologies like DEC and Adabas to newer scalable systems using Oracle, HP, and Cisco.
In July 1996, he decided to open his own IT consulting services firm – SofTec Solutions. On day one, he was the only billable employee and his first contract was with Total Petroleum as an acting Chief Information Officer. Day two, he added 2 employees. SofTec’s primary focus has been working with Enterprise based solutions as well as IT staffing solution.
Then came the major downturn in the Telecom business that had a huge impact on IT, especially in the Denver market right around 2001. A lot SofTec’s competitors were not able to withstand the storm – but SofTec survived! SofTec has always been self-funded with no debts and a single owner (Hemal Jhaveri). At the company’s peak, there were 700+ full-time employees. SofTec continues to focus on application deployment through their consulting arm as well as IT staffing solutions. They have been in business for 20+ years.