Ritesh Arora
Director of Data ScienceSimility, a PayPal Service
Ritesh is Director, Data Science at Simility, and he is responsible for managing the key customer portfolio that ranges from eCommerce merchants to top financial institutions that use Simility 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 scientist across 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, Ritesh built predictive models for marketing campaigns and flash sale website to predict customer intent. Post-acquisition by Walmart eCommerce, Ritesh spent few years building the systems to predict customer lifetime value, chargeback forecasting, and transactional fraud monitoring working with various stakeholders from Product, Engineering, and Marketing team. Ritesh holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from University of Missouri, Rolla.