As executive vice president of emerging business for Best Buy Co., Inc., a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services, Kal Patel leads the company’s efforts to initiate, incubate and implement global growth opportunities while increasing the enterprise’s capabilities for innovation. He also focuses on building relationships with venture capitalists to enable Best Buy to learn from the experiences of others and quickly adapt best practices to advance the company’s business objectives. Patel joined Best Buy in 2003 as vice president of strategy. In 2005 he was named executive vice president of strategy and international where he played a leading role in exploring and leading the development of growth opportunities in new markets outside North American, including the company’s retail presence in China. In these roles, Patel was also instrumental in helping Best Buy transform into a radically... See More