Daniel Magestro

Daniel Magestro

Director of Advanced Analytics at Cardinal Health

Columbus, Ohio (Columbus, Ohio Area)
Hospital & Health Care

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Daniel Magestro's Summary

I am a seasoned business professional with demonstrated leadership and experience applying analytics and big data to compelling problems across multiple industries and settings. Still a scientist at the core, I'm driven to understand things (markets, customers, supply chains, etc) better via curiosity and data, then leverage the increased understanding to move an organization forward. I'm equally passionate about teaching and learning, and I enjoy the art of distilling complex topics for any audience.

Daniel Magestro's Experience

Director, Advanced Analytics

Cardinal Health

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CAH; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) columbus, ohio area

Currently serve as Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence, a cross-functional strategic team in Cardinal Health's $98 billion Pharmaceutical segment. Primary role is to lead and elevate the use of data/analytics across all business areas to achieve Cardinal Health's mission of improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. Responsibilities include analytics strategy development, tactical project execution, talent recruitment and development, executive consultation and technology planning. Also serve as Business Process Owner and team lead for BI & Analytics for a large business transformation project, and represent Cardinal Health to external partners and organizations.

Adjunct Professor of Finance

OSU-Fisher College of Business

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2010Present (4 years 1 month) The Ohio State University

Adjunct faculty member of Department of Finance. Currently teach a master's-level applied Data Analysis course, and have also taught advanced investment courses at the undergraduate level related to futures, options and the financial crisis. Emphasize team work, case studies, risk management, and in-class problem solving. Consistently recognized by Fisher College of Business for outstanding undergraduate teaching.

VP–Sr. Manager, Decision Analytics

JPMorgan Chase

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JPM; Financial Services industry

March 2013June 2013 (4 months) Columbus, Ohio Area

Applied analytics to better understand, attract, and increase profitability of affluent customers of Chase retail bank. Primarily advised marketing and customer-segment leaders on improving effectiveness of targeted marketing campaigns and applying transaction-level data to assess customer needs and utilization of bank offerings.

Director, Marketing Analytics

Nationwide Insurance

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Insurance industry

December 2011March 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Led team dedicated to improving marketing effectiveness and marketing-spend efficiency through advanced statistical analysis of marketing and sales activity. Provided consultation to business leaders regarding impact of marketing vehicles on business performance. Drove toward data-based decision making culture within the marketing organization.

Investment Professional

Nationwide Insurance

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Insurance industry

March 2009December 2011 (2 years 10 months)

Member of front-office team focused on research, forecasting, valuation, and risk assessment of securitized assets. Lead analyst for $4 billion residential mortgage-backed securities portfolio. Primary responsibilities included development and implementation of model used for valuations; trade ideas and trade execution, scenario analyses, internal ratings, and portfolio strategy. Related responsibilities include home price and mortgage rate forecasts, data availability and integrity, regulatory capital management, and economic forecasting.
Was point person in office for housing and residential mortgage market. Worked to develop trade policies and communicate complex results to all levels of the organization and its clients.

Investment Risk Analyst

Nationwide Insurance

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Insurance industry

October 2007March 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Primary responsibility for risk management of $3 billion Pension portfolio. Actively managed asset-class, market and portfolio risks through extreme market conditions, derivatives transactions, and changes to benchmark. Conducted various asset class-specific studies, evaluated hedge fund managers within fund-of-funds holdings, established risk limits for asset allocation, improved risk reporting, and facilitated migration to more advanced analysis platforms. Enacted functional and financial process improvements across the group, constantly strived for more transparency and stronger collaboration across and outside PRM, and stepped in on critical office needs related to the 2008-09 financial crisis.

Visiting Scholar

The Ohio State University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2006September 2008 (2 years 1 month)

Appointment in the Department of Physics. Advised internal and external collaborators as needed on approach and interpretation of physics analysis projects.

Financial Engineer

Investor Analytics

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

August 2006September 2007 (1 year 2 months) Greater New York City Area

IA is an international Risk Reporting Service for hedge funds and fund of funds that provides security-level risk and performance analytics to investment managers. Responsible for developing new measures of market, credit, and other risks across multiple asset classes for hedge fund clients, andperformed a wide range of custom analyses to create practical solutions for clients. Developed an advanced regression model for hedging the market and credit risks of third party managers using liquid assets. Developed a market-sensitivity model for clients to identify market factors that most closely mimic manager performance. Presented original research on liquidity risk at an annual seminar for clients.

Post-doctoral Research Associate

The Ohio State University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

April 2002August 2006 (4 years 5 months)

Daniel Magestro's Certifications

  • SAS Base Certification

Daniel Magestro's Education

Michigan State University

Ph.D., Nuclear Physics


Marquette University

B.S., Physics


Daniel Magestro's Skills & Expertise

  1. Risk Management
  2. Derivatives
  3. Analytics
  4. Financial Modeling
  5. Predictive Analytics
  6. Fixed Income
  7. Hedge Funds
  8. University Teaching
  9. Marketing Analytics
  10. Market Risk
  11. Supply Chain
  12. Big Data
  13. Marketing Research
  14. Leadership

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