Our Founders
Patrick Brandt
President // Shiftsmart

Patrick Brandt is the President of Shiftsmart, Inc.  He joined the Shiftsmart team in October of 2016.  A veteran enterprise software entrepreneur and executive, Brandt has a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth and expansion.

Additionally, Brandt also serves as the Chairman of One Day. And prior to serving as President at Shiftsmart, Brandt was the Chairman and CEO of Zimbra, Inc. (formerly Telligent) from 2009 to 2015 where he successfully sold Zimbra to Synacor and Telligent to Verint Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT). Brandt was also the founder and CEO of Skywire Software in 2000. During his eight-year tenure at Skywire Software, Brandt led the company through organic growth and 11 acquisitions, including the leveraged buyout of Docucorp (NASDAQ: DOCC) in 2007. By 2008, the market-leading vertical software company employed more than 600 people and served more than 2,400 customers in 45 countries. In July of 2008, Brandt led and negotiated the sale of Skywire Software's enterprise software business to Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Skywire Software’s BPO business to Kubra, a private-equity backed outsourcer. Brandt remained on the Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of iWave Software, a spin-off of Skywire Software, until its sale to EMC (NYSE: EMC) in December 2012.

An active community volunteer, Brandt serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations focused on promoting education and entrepreneurship among at-risk youth, and encouraging philanthropy to emerging and established companies. Brandt is an active board member of Education is Freedom and member of the North Texas Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (“YPO”) where he served as Chairman from 2016-2017. Prior Brandt was the founding director of the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Dallas Chapter, Chairman of the Board of Entrepreneurs For North Texas and a board member of American Red Cross in Dallas.

Brandt has also earned several accolades for his business acumen, leadership, and community service, some of which include: the Ernst & Young 2008 Southwest Area Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, the 2008 Tech Titans Corporate CEO Award, the 2006 Ellis Award from the Entrepreneur Foundation of North Texas, and the 2004 Tech Titans Emerging CEO Award. Brandt earned his Bachelor's of Science in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Patrick and his family reside in Dallas, Texas. He is an avid skier and mountain biker; and loves to spend time in Park City, Utah. If he is not on the phone, you can find him on a soccer or baseball field cheering (and sometimes coaching) his son and daughter.

Anurag Jain
Chairman // North Texas Food Bank

Anurag Jain serves as Chairman of Access Healthcare, a revenue cycle management services company, where he has led its growth from just over 100 people in 2012 to more than 11,000 people today. He is also Managing Partner of Perot Jain, LP, a private investment organization providing early-stage capital to high-growth, technology-oriented companies.  He is a 2016 recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Before Access Healthcare Anurag was the Vice President of Services Delivery for Dell where he led a global team of more than 18,000 professionals delivering cutting edge technology solutions to customers around the world. Previous to Dell, Jain led Perot Systems’ Applications, Business Process Solutions, Financial Services and Insurance organizations while also serving as the market leader for the Asia Pacific region. While at Perot Systems, Jain was credited with helping the company enhance its global services delivery model while expanding into new vertical and geographic markets. 

A consummate entrepreneur, Anurag has founded three successful, large-scale services businesses. He co-founded and served as Head of Operations for Brigade Corporation, a customer support company with service centers in the U.S., Europe, and India. Later, Jain founded Vision Healthsource, which became one of the first India-based companies to provide IT outsourcing services to U.S. healthcare providers and payers. The company’s success and unique delivery model led to Perot Systems acquiring the company in 2003. Jain also co-founded a successful finance and accounting outsourcing business, IQ Back office, which was acquired by Live IT (part of the Ayala group) based in the Philippines in 2011. Most recently, Jain founded Laurus Edutech, which is one of India’s leading vocational training companies, training more than 30,000 students annually at its 100 plus training locations spread throughout India. Anurag also serves on the executive advisory board of GuideIT, a Dallas-based provider of IT infrastructure consulting and services.   

Anurag is on the Board of the EastWest Institute which is a global think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions, and nations to implement these solutions. He is also the Chair of the Board of the North Texas Food Bank, a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors, and families.

Anurag holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India.