A recognized leader in the field of Big Data analytics, Afshin has led several teams in designing, building and delivering predictive models and analytical products to a diverse set of industries. Prior to joining 1010data, Afshin was a Managing Director of Mortgage Analytics at Equifax, where he was responsible for the creation of new data products and the supporting analytics to the financial services industry. Previously, he led the development of various classes of predictive models aimed at the mortgage industry during his tenure at Loan Performance (Corelogic). Prior to that he worked at BlackRock, the research center for NYNEX (present day Verizon), and Norkom Technologies. Afshin's publications span the fields of data mining, data visualization, optimization and artificial intelligence.