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Shikha

New York, New York, US

Background

Age Group

25-35

About Shikha

I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2011. I started my career as an Analyst in the Global Analytics Delivery team at Deutsche Bank, modeling structured finance products.

After that I joined a fast paced b2b eCommerce startup in its five member leadership team at its early stage and fueled its growth until it became a fully grown company.

Then I relocated to New York and joined Impact Analytics, consulting startup, as an intern. I delivered inventory management analytics services to one of the fastest growing retail chains in US.

I enjoy analyzing metrics to bring forth actionable insights, while acquiring a better understanding of risk, theory and the tools that underlie optimization practices. I have completed courses in Machine Learning to enhance my knowledge and hone my analytical skills further.

Quote

In God we trust; all others bring data. - W. Edwards Deming

Work Experience

Senior Analyst

Deutsche Bank

June 2011 - January 2015

 Modeled Structured Finance products such as CBOs, CLOs, Synthetic Structures including synthetic programs deals  Interacted with the clients across EMEA region on the structure including payment waterfall, impact of trigger events, and other compliance requirements over 100+ transactions  Developed web and MS Excel based tools using MS SQL and VBA to do complex calculation and created prototypes for testing  Coordinated with technology for Development & UAT, ensured roll out and training across Bangalore & London  Managed a $1.4bn securitization vehicle generating $400mn risk weighted relief for the bank  Hedged portfolio using linear optimization algorithms, neural networks and Basel II regulatory requirements.  Streamlined the monthly replenishment process, making the system more robust and reducing 360 man hours per quarter  Improvised the credit watch monitoring system to generate automated reports for the portfolio managers

Senior Business Development Manager

Industrybuying

January 2015 - September 2015

Product Management --  Conceptualized the design and implementation of two crucial ecommerce infrastructure: • Catalog Management System - Formalized the product cataloging process and standardized the KPIs for 25 product categories • Order Management System - Single handedly managed its execution. SPOC for cofounders, operations, tech and OMS vendors  Improved order accuracy, pick up rate and order cycle time by technology integration increasing order fulfillment by 60% Business Intelligence and Analytics --  Built a team of five for BI and actionable analytics. Designed automated dashboards and tracking reports for all verticals  Kicked off competitors’ pricing comparison to get into pricing wars and achieved 40% increase in monthly sales Marketing --  Initiated the first email marketing campaign from scratch  Managed marketing, including website outreach, strategic campaigns and promotions achieving 25x lead generation Customer Support --  Set up the SIVR infrastructure and built the customer support team from scratch  Continuously improvised the call flows, product features for quicker customer query resolution

Consulting Intern

Impact Analytics

July 2016 - September 2016

 Delivered inventory management analytics services to one of the fastest growing retail chains in US. Direct report to the CEO  Predicted sales using regression models in R achieving 85% accuracy to optimize inventory at franchise level

Education

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

B.Tech

2007 - 2011

Certification

Machine Learning

Coursera