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Pradeep Narayan

Head of Business Lending Products & Operations
PNC Bank

Pradeep Narayan is head of business lending products and is responsible for managing the P&L for a $7 billion small business lending portfolio. He took over a declining portfolio and led a strategic multi-pronged approach to turn the business around and achieve double digit volume growth. Pradeep joined the Risk Management group of PNC Bank in November 2014. Prior to that, he was the COO of Technology & Operations at Russell Investments. 

Pradeep has over twenty five years of broad based experience in some of the leading financial institutions in the US and Canada. He is a business leader with a proven track record in shaping strategies, generating business growth, developing and marketing new products, streamlining operations and managing the risk of multi-billion dollar portfolios. His career span includes leadership roles in Strategy, Product Management, Risk Management, Technology and Governance. Pradeep has also held management positions at Bank One, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Wamu. He has a successful track record of taking ownership of critical problem areas, resolving them and leading the charge to execute change.  

Pradeep has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University, India, and an MBA from the University of Windsor, Canada. He has a history of representing companies through industry and civic board leadership; he currently serves on the board of trustees at Shady Side Academy as well as the boards of Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE) and Jack Heinz Society of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Pradeep brings a global perspective by supporting global operations, offices and networks in multiple continents and having lived and worked in three countries. 

Pradeep moved from Seattle in 2015 and now lives in Fox Chapel with his wife and two children. He has an avid interest in automobiles and enjoys traveling, entertaining and reading.