Payal started her career as an Associate Director in the fixed income analytics and pricing group at Bear Stearns. From 2008 to 2017, she worked at Accenture, firstly as a Consultant, and later as an Associate Manager. In 2017, she became a Principal and Consultant at Stratidigm Inc. Since 2018, Payal has worked as a Finance & Operations Lead at TruStory.
In 2002, Payal graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She later graduated from from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate .