HotWax Systems Leadership Team
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, Mike 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 vice president at the Apache Software Foundation, where he serves as chairperson of the Apache OFBiz Project Management Committee. He 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, and has spoken at open source software conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining HotWax Systems, Jacopo participated in several ERP projects for TAU Informatica and contributed the manufacturing application to OFBiz. Jacopo graduated from the University of Padua with an M.S. in Computer Science Engineering. Jacopo enjoys martial arts, graphic novels, and rooting for his favorite Italian football team. Go Fiorentina!
Anil Patel | COO
Anil leads operations for HotWax Systems, leveraging a 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, Anil founded Aditisoft in Indore, India in 2001, which HotWax Systems purchased in 2007. He has long championed the Apache OFBiz open-source project, and is an integral member of the OFBiz community, serving 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 Electronics and Telecommunications. Anil enjoys Bollywood movies, family pizza nights, and riding his Royal Enfield to the local coffee shop for a third wave espresso.