Project Manager at EXL Analytics
May 2016 - Present
Project Management.Stakeholder Management. Analytical problem solving for Banking and Financial Services clients with expertize in Customer Fraud, Identity Theft and Risk Management. Leading multiple assignments across Predictive Modeling, Risk Analytics, Revenue and Receivables Forecasting, Reporting and Visualization Development in Banking with experience working with prepaid debit card issuers, payment banks, online and mobile banks and tax processing companies.
Assistant Project Manager - Consulting at EXL Analytics
Apr 2014 - May 2016
Summary: As an Analytics Consultant, I solve business problems for clients using statistical methodologies. Consulting for a US Bank (largest Prepaid Card Issuer in US, mobile banking and tax processing financial service provider) in Financial Consulting and Risk Analytics. Leading a team of 6 analysts and managing daily deliverables and client relationships. Industry: Banking and Financial Services Consulting Engagements: •Receivables and Overdrawn Accounts Model (6 months) o Analysed the effect of high variances in Accounts Receivables of prepaid card fees on the financial statements ($5 Million impact on Balance sheet and P&L statement) o Developed a forecasting model to estimate monthly receivables and provision for bad-debt o Achieved a model accuracy of 96%; recommended customer segmentation to reduce variances by 45% •Tax Fraud Model (3 months) o Developed 2 scoring models based on customer propensity to commit tax filing identity theft. o Performed secondary research, developed hypothesis and recommended potential list of factors to explain identity theft o Loss exposure for the client was reduced by 55% with an overall model accuracy of 75%. • Authorization Risk Model to identify ghost transactions (2 months) o Developed a methodology to improve model performance by 30% using advanced statistical methods (Random Forest and Gradient Boosting Methods) Skills: Areas of Consulting: Financial Consulting, Risk Analytics, Fraud Analytics Technical: SAS, SQL, CART, R Management: Project Management, Client and Stakeholder Management,
SVT Engineer at Sonus Networks India Pvt Ltd
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Key Responsibilities •Functional testing of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) product for top tier US based Telco •Worked with global teams from Manufacturing, Release Engg. based out of US Headquarters •Performed O/S platform, system verification testing for IMS network border gateway product Awards and Achievements •Identified as a ‘Strong Performer’ in the Yearly Performance Review for Year 2011-12 •Received ‘Team Excellence Award’ for excellent testing and delivery of high quality product •Nominated for ‘Rising Star Employee Award’- Recognition for high performing fresh graduates
Post Graduate Program in Management (MBA), Business Administration and Management, General, N/A at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
May 2012 - Mar 2014
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