Kamran Bakhtiari teaches within the Decision Sciences program at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in their Executive MBA; Fully Employed MBA; Master of Science in Applied Analytics; Master of Science in Human Resources; and Bachelor of Science in Management programs. Mr. Bakhtiari takes great pride in imparting his students with the intellectual tools to solve real-world business challenges – helping them see through the lens of data and decision science to achieve practical, impactful results.
As a faculty practitioner, he is loanDepot’s VP of Marketing, overseeing the brand focused acquisition marketing efforts for “America’s lender” – the nation’s fifth largest retail mortgage originator and second-largest nonbank consumer lender.
With more than 15 years of executive-level management and consulting expertise, Bakhtiari has been integral to the success of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. His professional experience includes consultant and leadership roles at Irvine Company, Verengo Solar Plus, REC Solar, Western Digital, Great call, Ten-X – a Google Capital company, and others.
He joined loanDepot in 2016, bringing with him deep experience for implementing direct-marketing principals that leverage big data and lead generation in a way that optimizes revenue.
An authority on the Modernization of Analytics, Mr. Bakhtiari resides on the Adobe Digital Marketing Customer Advisory Board – contributing to the company’s ongoing effort to create, refine, and validate their digital marketing products. He is also a sought-after lecturer, with speaking engagements that include regional Tableau Data-Analytics events as well as the Software & Information Industry Association marketing series.
Mr. Bakhtiari is also the developer of a digital marketing platform (patent pending) that approaches typical multi-party media buying in an innovative way focusing on data over placement.
Mr. Bakhtiari earned his Bachelor of Science decree in Economics from San Diego State University, with specialization in Quantitative Analysis, and his MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Graziadio School of Business and Management Executive MBA
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science in Economics Specialization in Quantitative Analysis