Pundoor received his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 2007, and a B. Tech. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2000. His first corporate job was with FedEx. He started his career in a purely technical/analytical role, and over the years gradually migrated to the intersection of business and analytics. Over the last decade, he has worked with four Fortune 100 companies in analyst, consulting, sales and leadership roles. Currently he works as Senior Director at Target Corporation. Pundoor is also engaged with the academia through adjunct faculty roles.