As Chief Information Officer of TD Ameritrade, Vijay Sankaran is responsible for incubating, introducing and managing new capabilities, as well as for the implementation of the company’s data and analytics ecosystem, including bringing enhanced personalization to the client experience. Sankaran also serves as a member of the Company’s senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization.
Sankaran’s teams are further responsible for two major technology programs at the company: Digital Guidance, which utilizes technology to enhance clients’ access to investment advice, and ongoing innovation for the company’s award-winning trading platform, thinkorswim. He leads TD Ameritrade’s collaborative technology center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Sankaran held several senior leadership roles at Ford Motor company, including: IT Chief Technology Officer, leading advanced technology, technology strategy, data and analytics, and architecture across the enterprise; Director of Application Development, with responsibility for global application development and the delivery of major programs and projects; and Director of Infrastructure Operations, with responsibility for operational support for infrastructure, as well as Ford’s largest data centers in North America. Before joining Ford, Sankaran served in consultancy roles with Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong, where he focused heavily on analytical systems.
Sankaran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.