Anand Desai is a Bank Integrations Lead on the Business Development team at Plaid, the technology company powering the fintech ecosystem. In his role, Anand works with financial institutions and ecosystem partners to ensure their customers are integrated into Plaid’s financial data network. Anand joined Plaid from Aktana, where he served as the Senior Director of Global Deployments. In his role, he helped implement machine learning-based decisioning for the company’s sales team, globally. Prior to Aktana, Anand began his career at Polaris Management as a consultant and technology analyst. He holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University.