The Hari Group
Raj Patel


Raj, a young entrepreneur, started his journey right after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, with Bachelors in Finance and Accountancy.  Having business instinct in his blood flow, he continued the legacy of his father Mr. Bud Patel, who has been a successful business name in Naperville for the past 25 years.  Extending this legacy of aggressive entrepreneurial instinct, within three years, Raj created and expanded the Hari Group covering more than 20 businesses that include Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Jersey Mike’s subs, Tilted Kilt and the most recent inclusion: Tide Dry Cleaners.

The Hari Group is highly concentrated in Naperville and surrounding cities in South Western suburbs of Chicago and has just begun expanding to Quad Cities area in Western Illinois/Iowa and Minnesota   The group employs more than 400 employees across the businesses. 

Raj loves to socialize with friends and loves playing with his dog, Yadi in his spare time.  When weather allows, he also enjoys golfing and playing basketball. Raj has been a Naperville resident for 25 years.