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Advisory Board Members

Tom Aliff

Tom Aliff is a Senior Vice President-US Data and Analytics- with Equifax. Tom consults with and develops insight driven solutions for organizations on the use of data and predictive analytics to drive decisions throughout the relationship lifecycle spanning marketing, credit, commercial, insurance, and fraud. Tom is a double Purdue Boilermaker graduating with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics in Statistics and also a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics. 


Venky Arun

Venky Arun is a Krannert School of Management Alumni receiving his MBA from Purdue in 2012.  Venky currently is the Vice President of AT Kearney.


Tim Coleman

Tim is currently Vice President and Information Officer for Eli Lilly and Company where he is responsible for delivering information and digital strategies and solutions for research & development business areas.  In this role, he directs a global portfolio of digital change initiatives in partnership with senior business and scientific executives.  Initiatives delivered within his portfolio have been recognized nationally for digital innovation and visionary leadership, including the 2020 CIO100 Award, 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award, and the Bio-IT World Best Practices Award in Clinical Research. 

 Tim is a passionate advocate for STEM youth programs and enjoys giving to support his community.  He currently serves as on the board of directors for the TechPoint Youth Foundation, the national BDPA Education & Technology Foundation, and The Economic Club of Indiana.  Tim is also currently a board member with the Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management.  He has previously served on computer science corporate advisory boards for Purdue University, North Carolina State A&T University, and Howard University. 

 In addition to digital corporate leadership, he is an author, former entrepreneur, Biblical finance enthusiast, and an active philanthropist.


Gail Farnsley

Gail partners with CIO and other executive clients as a trusted advisor, focusing in particular on global technology and business strategy planning, cost optimization, and helping her clients build high-performance teams.

Gail’s degree in computer science (Bowling Green State University) led to a career of expanding responsibility in information technology at Public Service Indiana, Emery Air Freight and Georgia-Pacific.  She then received her MBA at Krannert School of Management before joining Cummins, where she eventually became VP of global information technology and CIO. 


John B. Matchette

John leads Accenture’s North America Applied Intelligence Practice which specializes in artificial Intelligence, analytics, and automation. John also leads the global Applied Intelligence Platforms (AIP). AIP collaborates with Accenture’s ecosystem partners to develop AI solutions and John’s scope of responsibilities include R&D, operations, partner management, commercials, and sales.  He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Committee and North America Leadership Team.


Rajiv Phougat

Rajiv Phougat is a Technical Strategy Leader at IBM Watson, focused on designing Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Solutions for global clients.

He is also the founding Chairman of Technical Sales Leadership Council (An IBM Academy of Technology Affiliate) where he helps cultivate the world-class architects & technical sales leaders. He is a Board Member of The Open Group IT Architect Certification Authority and IBM Thought Leader Architect Certification Board.

Rajiv holds an MBA from Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Master of Information Technology degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.


Jerrod Stoller

Jerrod Stoller is co-CEO of eVestment, a Nasdaq company and a global leader in institutional data and analytics. In this position, Jerrod is responsible for the overall leadership, growth and strategic direction of the company. He was appointed to this position in 2019, after serving as Chief Revenue Officer at eVestment for nine years. Before joining eVestment, Jerrod was the Regional Manager of RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he directed company performance into triple-digit growth. Prior to RSA, Jerrod held leadership roles with Datalex Transportation Enterprise Software, Siemens Business Services, TransQuest Business Consulting and NCR. Jerrod holds a BS degree in finance from Purdue University.


Jim Young

Jim Young is a 1992 graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a B.S. in Finance and a 1994 graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with an MBA in Finance and Accounting.  As Chief Data Officer, Jim oversees the architecture, development and maintenance of the data capabilities for the $30+ Billion General Insurance business of AIG. Prior to joining AIG, Jim spent over 5 years with Allstate as their Director of Business Intelligence and over 2 years as a Director with United Devices before assuming the role of Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics with Travelers Insurance, where he served for over 7 years.


Senior Fellows:

Aaron Lai

Aaron Lai, CFA, is the Senior Manager of Market Analytics of Blue Shield of California in San Francisco and formerly a VP and Senior Quantitative Research Associate of the Bank of America. He has over 15 years’ experience in consumer analytics and credit risk management. In addition to dozens of publications in academic journals, professional magazines, and technical books, he has also presented in many international conferences and received several patents. He has two B.Sc. (Finance from City University of Hong Kong and Management Studies from University of London), as well as a MBA from Purdue and two M.Sc. from Oxford (Sociology and Evidence-based Healthcare). 


Patrick Mosher

Patrick Mosher is the Accenture Managing Director, Emeritus. He is a global leader in architecting complex solutions for Sales & Marketing organizations. He has significant cross-industry experience with deep specialty in facilitating large scale change in large organizations.

Patrick has over 28 years’ experience in industry and consulting delivering value around transforming sales, marketing and service workforces; designing, developing, and deploying innovative organization strategies; reengineering processes; gaining adoption and driving value for large scale initiatives.