Shankar Ranganathan is a managing partner and head of retail practice at Kalvin, a Cincinnati-based data-mining analytics firm. During his 17-plus years of business analytics experience, he designed and delivered large-scale data-mining customer analytics for a variety of Fortune firms including Kroger, Home Depot, Best Buy, Limited Brands, Panera, Red Roof Inn, Coke, P&G, General Mills and Kraft. Prior to Kalvin, Ranganathan was retail/CPG director for Dunnhumby, leading global analytics teams. Prior to this, he performed several leadership roles at Epsilon Inc. and Voltas, a division of the Tata Group. All told, Ranganathan's customized multi-channel loyalty offer programs have reached over 10 million U.S. households. Ranganathan has a bachelor's degree in engineering from India and a master's degree in industrial engineering from University of Cincinnati. He also has an MBA from Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University.