HotWax Systems Leadership Team

HotWax Systems leadership CEO Mike Bates
Mike Bates | CEO 

Mike founded HotWax Systems in 1997 and is our chief executive. His career in web application sales, marketing, design and development spans two decades, and he is a long time open source software advocate. These days, Mike is focused mainly on sales, marketing, and business development, while also managing key accounts. He has led high-profile web software projects for numerous national and global brands and has taught web development courses at the graduate level. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey with a B.A. in International Studies, he earned his MBA in International Management from the Fisher School. Mike is a Leadership Utah alumnus and works with his family to support the International Rescue Committee.

Jacopo Cappellato | CTO

Our chief technologist, Jacopo joined the HotWax Systems executive team in 2008. Jacopo is also a member and vice president at the Apache Software Foundation, where he is the chairperson of the Apache OFBiz Project Management Committee.  Jacopo began participating actively in the OFBiz project in 2003, and has dedicated thousands of hours to managing and contributing to OFBiz. A well-known open source software advocate, Jacopo participates in and contributes to multiple additional open source projects and communities as well, and has spoken at open source software conferences in the US and Europe. Prior to his involvement with HotWax Systems, Jacopo participated in several ERP projects for his company, TAU Informatica, and contributed the manufacturing application to OFBiz. Jacopo graduated from the University of Padua with a M.S. in Computer Science Engineering.

Jacopo Cappellato
HotWax Systems leadership team Anil Patel
Anil Patel | COO

Anil leads operations for HotWax Systems, leveraging the global talent pool to ensure that the highest quality product is delivered at maximum value for our customers. He also oversees HotWax University, an intensive Apache OFBiz training program for members of the HotWax Systems team. A technology innovator, he founded Aditisoft in Indore, India in 2001, which HotWax Systems purchased in 2007. He has long championed the cause of  the Apache OFBiz open-source project,  and is an integral member of the OFBiz community. He serves both as a committer and a member of the OFBiz Project Management Committee. Anil graduated from Sagar University in Madhya Pradesh, India, with a Bachelors of Engineering in Telecommunications.