Mike Bates, CEO

Mike founded HotWax Media in 1997, and his career in web application sales, marketing, design and development spans 18 years. Mike is focused on business development, acquiring and growing key accounts, and developing a profitable business model around open source software. He has led high-profile projects for numerous national and global brands and has taught web development courses at the graduate level. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Monterey Institute of International Studies 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 serves on a communications advisory council with the American Red Cross.

Jacopo Cappellato V.P. Technology

Jacopo joined HotWax Media’s Executive Team in 2008. Based in Italy, Jacopo began participating in the Apache Open For Business Project (OFBiz) in 2003 and is now a committer and chairperson of the OFBiz Project Management Committee. Jacopo is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Prior to his involvement with HotWax Media, Jacopo participated in several ERP projects for his company, TAU Informatica. He graduated from the University of Padua with a M.S. in Computer Science Engineering.

Anil Patel, COO

Anil leads operations for the HotWax Media, leveraging the global talent pool to ensure that the highest quality product is delivered at maximum value for HotWax Media’s customers. Anil also founded Aditisoft in Indore, India in 2001, which HotWax Media purchased in 2007. He continues to be dedicated to the Apache OFBiz open-source project as a committer and member of the OFBiz Project Management Committee. Anil graduated from Sagar University in Madhya Pradesh, India, with a Bachelors of Engineering in Telecommunications.