Credit Union data analytics expert recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year

ROHNERT PARK, CA (September 8, 2015) — Rahul Nawab, founder of credit union data analytics firm IQR Consulting, was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the financial services category by Entrepreneur Magazine at the publication’s 2015 Entrepreneur India Awards.

Nawab’s firm, IQR Consulting, Inc., was founded in 2008 and has grown from a 14-employee firm in Ahmedabad, India, in 2009 to a global employer of more than 70 with two U.S. locations and a third in Ahmedabad. Today, IQR serves more than 15 U.S. credit unions assisting them in the use of data analytics for highly targeted member service, marketing and product development initiatives.

“This is a prestigious honor that serves to recognize the best of the best within the financial services field,” said Karan Bhalla, IQR Consulting managing director. “Rahul is passionate about helping the credit union movement put their own data to work through simple, strategic steps. His commitment and non-stop efforts to reimagine everything from marketing to innovation through a lens of Big Data is contagious. The credit union leaders who have worked with him and the IQR team are consistently surprised with how impactful data analytics can really be. It’s transformative.”

In choosing the recipient, Entrepreneur Magazine considered several factors, including the success of the entrepreneur’s company, leadership and character, as well as staff training and a healthy balance of personal and professional pursuits.

No stranger to awards, Nawab and his firm received the 2013 Most Promising Entrepreneurship award by Enterpise Asia in 2013. The firm also placed among the Top 100 finalists for 2013 Red Herring Asia Awards. In 2014, IQR Consulting was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies for achieving 122-percent growth.

About IQR Consulting

IQR Consulting is a leader in portfolio and financial analytics, reporting, statistical modeling and campaign management. The analysts at IQR are experts in the use of segmentation as a means for highly targeted marketing. With accurate and actionable insights and analysis, IQR helps banks, credit unions and casinos leverage data assets to increase profitability and to better compete against larger institutions. For more information, visit


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