Kamran Bakhtiari, Vice President of Marketing at loanDepot

Kamran Bakhtiari is Vice President of marketing at loanDepot, the nation’s fifth largest retail lender, where he focuses on customer acquisition to help the firm profitably drive almost 1 million leads per month. Over the last 15 years, Kamran has helped played an important role in the rapid growth of organizations including consultant and leadership roles at Irvine Company, Verengo Solar Plus, REC Solar, SunRun, Western Digital, Google Capital-backed Ten-X, and others. Kamran also teaches within the Decision Sciences program at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, where he blends academic and real-life business lessons to help MBA, EMBA, MSHR, MSAA, and BSM students solve real-world business challenges revolving around data science, predictive analytics, marketing analytics, HR analytics, data mining, Tableau, and other topics. He was honored with the Aspire Teaching Award for transformational teaching in 2018.