Venkat is currently SVP Risk Strategy and Analytics at Wintrust Financial Corporation. He is an accomplished enterprise-wide analytics thought leader and a subject matter expert on risk management life-cycle. He has successfully led several high visibility risk and financial analytical initiatives at multinational and midsize financial institutions. He is a published author and frequent speaker on topics related to game theory, risk & financial analytics, macro, and microeconomics. He has previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Discover Financial Services and HSBC. Venkat Veeramani holds a Ph.D. in Ag Economics from the University of Kentucky.