Anu Brookins

School of Data Science
SmartPro Financial
School of Data Science
Investment Advisor Representative - SmartPro Financial

Education: Ph.D. in Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught: Big Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage DSBA 6100 and Consumer Analytics DSBA 6276

Dr. Anu Brookins is an Investment Advisor Representative at SmartPro Financial. She is also an adjunct faculty at University of Dayton and UNC Charlotte, teaching graduate level courses in Marketing Analytics. She also consults part time on Data Science and Management assignments. Before retiring from a 25-year career in Corporate America to follow her passion through entrepreneurship, Anu was a Master Black Belt and Leader, Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence at Cisco. Anu led a team of Master Black Belt Six Sigma professionals that support Cisco leaders in fostering digital continuous improvement in their organizations, trained/ mentored fellow employees in digital process improvement, and led strategic projects. Her team also innovated the Six Sigma to include Data Science tools, agile methodology, CRISP-DM and Decision Modeling tools into Six Sigma. Prior to joining Cisco, Anu was vice president, customer insights & analytics at Belk Inc. She has a broad experience across banking (Bank of America), financial services (Transamerica Real Estate Tax Service), travel (Sabre) and Software (SAS Institute) industries.