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Carlos Banks - Krannert School Alumni Association

Carlos Banks

Carlos Banks
Director
Accenture

Carlos Banks is a Director at Accenture, a multinational professional services firm, where he focuses on the Operations business. His work with his clients revolves around harnessing data, automation, analytics and applied intelligence to drive process transformation across large scale enterprise functions such as Finance, Marketing, Customer Service and HR. He is responsible for business development and sales across a broad range of industries including consumer goods, retail, life sciences, hospitality and others. He is based in Dallas, Texas.

Prior to his time with Accenture, Carlos was an Assistant Vice President and Global Relationship Manager for Genpact Corporation, a specialty consulting and execution firm focusing on enterprise process transformation, business analytics and information technology. He oversaw business development and client relationship management for multiple Fortune 500 companies in the consumer goods and retail industries. Carlos began his career in professional financial services spending time at both Goldman Sachs and Deloitte.

Carlos received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and his Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from the McCormick School of Engineering – both at Northwestern University - in 2014. His concentrations included Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Management and Human-Centered Design.

While at Northwestern, Carlos was an active leader, serving as the Senior Vice President of the Kellogg Marketing Club, Director of Marketing for the Kellogg Black Management Association, Technology Representative for the Kellogg Student Association, and a Captain for Kellogg Intramural Sports. Carlos was a member of the 2004 class of the Business Opportunity Program (BOP) and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University in 2008. He received numerous awards and honors including The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Award, The Purdue Black Caucus Academic & Leadership Awards, The Krannert Outstanding Senior Award, Dean’s List and Semester Honors, among others.

Carlos was also heavily involved on campus, serving as President of the Society of Minority Managers, President of the Krannert School of Management Ambassadors, and Treasurer of the 82nd Class of the Purdue Chapter of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. Carlos was also a member of the Krannert President’s Council and Purdue Black Student Union.

Today, Carlos is committed to remaining active in organizations that have had a major impact on his life and serves on the board of the Purdue Black Alumni Organization and serves as an alumni Admissions volunteer for the Kellogg School of Management.

He also serves as a volunteer for the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) organizations and their respective professional development programs. Carlos is a tech geek at heart and when time permits can be found exploring and learning about the latest and greatest in the consumer tech world – the most recent of which is aerial/drone photography and videography. During his time in both his undergraduate and graduate studies, he had side jobs or internships at Apple, Groupon, and Best Buy.

He is a native of Indianapolis, IN, where he graduated from Pike High School in 2004. While at Pike, he was President of the Pike Chapter of Business Professionals of America, and was involved in student government, Pike Men’s Volleyball, and marching and concert bands.