Getting to Know: Business Analytics

Want to know more about the folks who call Enova home? We asked Business Analytics Manager Benjamin Lakin our five favorite “get to know you better” questions, and here’s what he had to say:

How did you come to work at Enova?

Coming from the startup community in Chicago, as well as having worked with some of Enova’s employees at previous organizations, I was aware of Enova before ever applying or interviewing. When my position opened up, it was a good match for the organization, as well as my career aspirations.

What do you do at Enova?

I lead a Business Analytics team at Enova. We’re focused on the utilization of data and advanced analytical techniques to optimize financial, operational and strategic decision-making. We are continually working with our business partners on projects to drive profits across the organization.

What’s the best part of working at Enova?

There are a lot of perks when you’re a part of the Enova organization. You get to surround yourself with some truly smart, driven people that enable you to be better every day. There is a culture that values each individual’s expertise, individuality and ideas.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

My dream location is anywhere with a body of water in my front yard. In terms of a location, I would prefer somewhere on the East Coast — anywhere from Newport, RI to the beaches of Florida.

What are your top three desert island must-haves?

  1. My iPad (with a power source)
  2. An unlimited supply of matches
  3. College football on demand

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