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Derivative trader, C# Quantitative Financial Programmer

Highland Park, IL, 60035
March 15, 2018

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Efstratios Tsalas

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Highland Park, IL 60035


EXPERIENCE: Independent C# Programmer

September 2010 – Present

Develops Quantitative Financial Products in the derivative field

Works with very large data sets

Practices excellent communication and presentation skills

Possesses in-depth knowledge of the domestic and foreign markets Registered Commodities Trading Advisor

Strat Asset Management, LLC

September 2009 – September 2014

Held position of Managing Member and COO

Directed Trading Operations

Built complex statistical trading models in C# that generated buy/sell signals

Designed analytics for portfolio management

Commodities Brokerage Principle

Madison, Monroe, & Whitaker Investment Services, LLC. March 2004 – September 2009

Retained position as Managing Member and COO of a Guaranteed Introducing Brokerage Firm

Acted as a Compliance Officer

Performed duties of Trading Desk Manager

Registered Commodities Pool Operator

Meridian Fund Management Services, LLC

July 2004 – August 2009

Held position as a Managing Member and COO of a registered Commodity Pool Operator

Designed the trading algorithm for the firm in C# programming code. Zap Futures, Chicago, Illinois

November 2002 – March 2004

Managed daily logistics of an international trade desk executing as many as 1000 strategic trades per day with individual trades valued up to $0.5 billion.

Provided wealth management services to hundreds of clients.

Developed Trading strategies and methodologies

Produced Revenue (second best producer as a broker) EDUCATION: Oakton College, Des Plaines, Illinois

Business, Derivative Trading, C# Programming, Portfolio Optimization, Asset Allocation/Management

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Teacher's Assistant: Introduction to Trading Strategies

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