Ashvin Prakash is Consultant, Advisory Services for the Center for Financial Services and Innovation. In this position, he supports consulting engagements with both for-profit and nonprofit clients to define strategies, develop products and go-to-market plans, and launch efforts to deliver high quality, profitable financial services. With a background in financial services and improving access to underserved populations, Mr. Prakash brings industry perspective from the banking industry and passion for capacity building to his role at CFSI.
Prior to CFSI, Mr. Prakash has worked for banks and non-profits in building financial reporting capabilities and improving efficiency. Through his roles as a rotational Finance Analyst with Key Bank and accountant with Citigroup, Mr. Prakash has worked across various departments in corporate bank finance to improve reporting processes and develop financial models. Mr. Prakash also worked directly with community lenders and credit bureaus across the nation in improving financial access to underserved markets through credit building in his role as an Associate with Credit Builders Alliance.
Mr. Prakash holds an MS in Development Economics, with a specialization in Rural Finance Development and transaction cost in micro lending, and a BA in International Relations and Economics from The Ohio State University.