Bank of America – MS Alumni Spotlight

Shantan Sawa – Business Analyst – Bank of America



Good Day MS Students,

Please join Smith Alum, Shantan Sawa as he shares his journey working at Bank of America!

Shantan Sawa is presently a Business Analyst for Bank of America’s Sales & Performance Business Intelligence Team. In his role, he provides tactical and operational support to Global Commercial & Investment Banking Client Coverage Teams for Customer Relationship Management. This entails:

  • Delivering product-specific analytics and forecasting on business defined metrics (Revenue, Capital, Exposure, etc.) through interactive dashboards and Portfolio Views.
  • Leveraging Data Mining techniques such as Clustering and Association Mining to identify cross-selling opportunities for client’s Product Portfolio Management.
  • Delivering enhancements to Bank of America’s enterprise self-servicing reporting platform to provide effective BI Capabilities on Sales, Deals/Pipeline, Calls, Activity data.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Shantan received an MS Information Systems degree from the #10 ranked University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. During his tenure at Smith, he served in several functions:

  • Executive Vice President, Operations, Smith Masters Student Association (SMSA)
  • Admissions Ambassador, Smith Masters Admissions Office
  • Creative Head, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) ISF

Shantan’s coursework included a variety of projects the produced actionable insights based on business strategy fundamentals and advanced data analytics techniques, including:

  • Online Ad Campaign Strategy and Optimization for Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) using Google AdWords analytics.
  • Prediction and Classification of AirBnb Property Listings using the CountVectorizer function and Gradient Boosting Algorithm to improve booking rates for under-performing properties.
  • Business Investment Competitive Analysis and Recommendation using Porter’s Five Forces, VRIN, and examination of strategic IT investment decisions implemented by the firm over time.

When: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM ET

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