Love of Learning

Image The Most Influential Turkish-American Women #20- Pelin Muharremoğlu is Senior Finance Manager at Capital One based in Plano, Texas.  She is responsible for managing expenses and improving financial analysis for several large teams. A financial services professional with 11 years of diverse and productive experience in the field, Muharremoğlu’s expertise include financial analysis and modeling, project management, and auto finance. Born in Samsun, Muharremoğlu earned her undergraduate degree at Boğaziçi University, in electrical and electronics engineering in 1998. She moved to the United States to attend Boston University, where she earned a graduate degree in electrical engineering in 2000.

She graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA degree in 2004 and forayed into the world of finance directly after business school, when she joined Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, as a Senior Consultant.

In 2006, she joined American Express as a Finance Manager, where she prepared the equity analysis and the forecast for the first Stress Test, and was responsible for the forecast of various financial metrics. She led a project that improved the accuracy and reduced workload by 40% for US Operations investment process. She also provided decision support and cost/benefit analysis for strategic initiatives in US Operations.

In 2010, she began working at Morgan Stanley as Senior Manager in the Treasury Department, where she provided decision support to the Senior Management and CFO on capital-related matters; that same year she received the CFO Recognition Award.

She joined Capital One in 2013 where she manages and delivers high-impact special projects for Capital One’s Auto Finance and other businesses. Capital One Auto Finance is one of the largest auto lenders in the country, with a portfolio of auto loan assets of approximately $40 billion.

Her husband Alp is a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas.  The couple has a six-year-old son.  

She credits her grandparents for having instilled in her a love of learning and having encouraged her to push herself beyond her comfort zone.
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