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IBA Member Spotlight: Hitesh Kapadia

Archived Industry News:IBA Member Spotlight: Hitesh Kapadia

Last Updated: 10/6/2020 11:34 AM

Consulting Jobs Turn Into Career in Banking for Kapadia

Hitesh Kapadia’s career in banking began as a consultant — first at Wells Fargo, then following a colleague to Bankers Trust. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and a master’s degree in computer applications in India, he was only able to take consultant work while waiting to receive his permanent residency in the U.S., which came about a year later.

Today, Kapadia works in the technology group at Bankers Trust in Des Moines as data engineering lead. He is working on his certification in business intelligence analysis from the University of California at San Diego.

How did you get into banking as a career?
I was working as a consultant at Wells Fargo Merchant Services for two years. A colleague I had worked with moved to Bankers Trust to become the IT director in 2005, and I moved to Bankers Trust in 2006 — initially as a consultant (because of my visa situation) — and then the bank hired me in 2007 once I received my permanent residency.

What do you like best about your job?
I love being involved with data and constantly changing landscape of the data analysis and be able to provide the solution to the users who can make informed business decisions based on the information provided to them.

When you’re not at work, what do you like to do most?
I like to spend time with my family & friends, I like to be involved in the community work. I also enjoy watching soccer (specifically Liverpool soccer club from English Premier League).

What is a quote or guiding principle you live by?
No one will believe in you, until YOU DO.

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