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MS in Business Analytics

Thota, Prahalad

Prahalad Thota

Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Analytics

Prahalad Thota, senior vice president, head of enterprise analytics, Wells Fargo
Prahalad Thota is denior vice president and head of enterprise analytics at Wells Fargo & Co., Inc. responsible for delivering enterprise-wide analytical projects; driving analytical innovation in methodologies, tools and approaches; and leading the analytics community of practice for the company.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Prahalad was head of analytics at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. responsible for delivering advanced analytics and data management to meet the needs of marketing, product, segment, and bank organizations. Before Schwab, Prahalad worked at PayPal, Inc. for over four years in various roles – first building and leading the global marketing analytics team and then heading marketing and product management for Latin America business unit. He also spent about eight years leading various analytics, marketing and product management teams within the credit card division of Capital One Financial Services. Prahalad started his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen working on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk consulting assignments for financial services companies.

Thota earned a B.Tech in Areospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, M.S. in Areospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and an M.S. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.