Rupen Patel

Chief Executive Officer
Influence Health
Rupen Patel, CEO, joined Influence Health in 2017 as Chief Technology Officer and was named CEO in January, 2018. With over 15 years in assembling and directing fast-paced software engineering teams, Rupen specializes in strategy and road maps to help businesses drive growth and innovation. He’s passionate about creating software that addresses healthcare’s need for better consumer engagement solutions. Rupen most recently served as CTO for NCR’s Small and Medium Business division, where he led global engineering for NCR Silver and launched SaaS and Mobile products in 3 new markets. He also drove innovation efforts in streaming analytics and Internet of Things. Prior to that, he founded and directed Mercurium which helped SaaS companies create new products in marketing automation, eCommerce, health gamification, and more. He also led CMS and Social Network product development for many Turner brands including,, and He is a frequent speaker and often quoted in the media. An alum of Vanderbilt, Rupen also received a Masters degree from Georgia Tech. His honors include a Frost and Sullivan Excellence in Technology Innovation Award in 2016.