Vijay Sankaran is the CIO at TD Ameritrade. He is responsible for incubating new capabilities, introduction and management of these capabilities, and the strategy and implementation for the data and analytics ecosystem including client personalization. Vijay is also responsible for two major technology programs at TD Ameritrade - the Digital Guidance program which transforms the long-term investor experience to address the threat posed by "robo advisors" and the thinkorswim program focused on building an internal capability to support this advanced trading platform. Vijay leads the TD Ameritrade Ann Arbor, MI site which he has fostered from concept to a collaborative innovation center now staffed with 60 individuals.
Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Vijay held several senior leadership roles at Ford Motor Company
Prior to joining Ford, Vijay was a consultant with both Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong where he focused heavily on analytical systems.
Vijay holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Vijay lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife and two boys and in his spare time enjoys tennis, golf, basketball, reading and hiking.