Ritesh is Director, Data Science at Simility, and is responsible for managing the key customer portfolio that ranges from eCommerce merchants to top financial institutions that use Simility’s risk platform. Ritesh joined Simility in early 2016 as the only data scientist on the team and has since built a team of research and applied data scientists across the US, London, and India. Ritesh brings extensive industry experience in fraud and risk management. Prior to Simility, he was a part of Inkiru, later acquired by Walmart, where he helped build a real-time fraud detection platform to tackle eCommerce fraud. At Inkiru, he built predictive models for marketing campaigns and flash sale sites to predict customer intent. After Walmart eCommerce acquired Inkiru, Ritesh built systems to predict customer lifetime value, chargeback forecasting, and transactional fraud monitoring with stakeholders from the Product, Engineering, and Marketing teams. Ritesh holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, Rolla.