Rukus Esi
Sr. Director, Software Engineering, Auto Consumer & Refinance Technology, Capital One

Rukus is Sr. Director for Capital One Auto Finance’s Consumer and Refinance Technology division and is responsible for Consumer Originations technology, Shared Technology platforms and Auto’s Data Infrastructure. Since joining Capital One in September 2017, Rukus has led his organization to migrate to the public cloud, use open source technologies to revamp the loan decisioning engine, creating a new platform for reporting, and introduce new products into the marketplace. Under his leadership, Rukus’s organization has made significant strides in developing products from a customer-back perspective through implementation of industry best practices. Rukus also started and leads the Blacks in Technology chapter in Plano, TX and also leads our People leader Development work streams within our organization.

Prior to joining Capital One, Rukus was the CIO of FedBid Inc, a $2B e-Commerce marketplace, where he led all aspects of technology strategy and delivery.

Rukus has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a M.S in Software Engineering and a B.S in Computer Science from George Mason University Rukus is passionate about developing professional talent and driving Capital One’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.