As Co-COO of the company, Laks oversees Opera Solutions’ Big Data analytics platform and solution development as well as overall company performance. He brings over 20 years of Big Data analytics experience to this role, having achieved numerous data science aspirations in marketing, credit risk management, and customer portfolio management. He has worked with global leaders in the retail banking, travel, capital markets, mortgage, telecom, and retail industries, solving multifarious business problems and conquering a wide array of ambitions for using analytics to boost revenue and profits.
Laks formerly was with Fair Isaac as senior director of innovation management, directing all aspects of new product development in the financial services and retail sectors. He also served as the director of product management and the director of go-to-market management, expanding into new markets and creating new analytics products. Prior to joining Fair Isaac, Laks was CEO of ExpenseAdvisor, Inc., a start-up company with a novel, proprietary electronic bill payment–based product platform. Previously, Laks held positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and Syntel, Inc.
Laks holds an MBA from Wharton in finance and entrepreneurial management, as well as a BS in electrical engineering from NIT, India.