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Manager Project

Arvada, CO
November 13, 2018

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Benjamin B Ouaglal 650-***-**** / 303-***-**** Evergreen, CO


Seasoned Project Manager with progressive operational experience across a broad range of functions and diverse financial markets. Proven ability to combine problem solving skills, business analysis, operational know-how and technical knowledge with project management expertise to maximize business value and results using data insights.

Areas of expertise:

Data Based Market intelligence

Financial Products

UAT/QA Management

Data Analysis/Modelling

Machine Learning (SVM, KNN, RF…)

Business Development

Monte Carlo Simulation

Cross Functional Lead

Business/Functional Requirements

Waterfall/Agile Method

Tableau, SQL, Python/R

Communication Skills


University of California Berkeley – Haas Business School Post graduate level

MBA classes- Management of Technology Certificate: New product development, Marketing Strategy, Pricing

Centrale Paris, France – Graduate Engineering School- Master of Engineering

Applied Mathematics and Finance: Option Pricing Models (Monte Carlo, diffusion) Statistics, Optimization

University Paris XI, France – Graduate Theoretical Physics- Master of Science

Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Supra-Conductivity

Language skills: English, French (native), Latin languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian), German and Russian

Volunteering activities: Acterra Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Project and Clean Transportation


Twinswheels Robotics – Menlo Park CA

Oct 2017 – Jun 2018

Business Development Manager

French startup, parcel delivery land drone for e-commerce.

Spearheaded pre-seed startup business management operations. Created a BP and Review Analysis-Product strategy-LLC Del.

Created five-year forecast, reviewed profitability in market share.

Gathered data from market, created SWOT analysis, pitched to Venture Capitalist to secure seeding round.

Starship – Redwood City CA

Feb 2017 – Oct 2017

Operations Product Manager

Operation management from the ground up: 1st U.S. Starship office- Scrum session for operation excellence.

Market evangelization tech start up Conference participation and VC presentation.

Introduced test/analysis/documentation of data design, optimized mapping data flow.

Sustained relationship with partners (delivery App), created project development plans from feedback and SQL data queries.

Accelerated hiring, training new hires and summer interns. Provided mentorship on special projects.

Worked under Agile methodology and led daily scrum meetings.

LeBreadXpress – San Francisco CA

Sep 2015 – Jan 2017

Business Development Manager

French Start-up launch in the bakery industry (1st automated French bread vending machine in the US) sourcing various suppliers, location search, SLA agreement.

Built relationship with local chamber of commerce to secure potential new vending locations, applied for encroachment permit, submission to city council:

Successfully secured 2 locations in San Francisco while expanding in the Bay Area.

Worked with stakeholders, gathered business requirements, prepared use cases and user stories.

Created supply-chain analysis for market implementation.

New York Stock Exchange – Paris, France

Oct 2008 – Jun 2015

Project Manager

Championed BNXT’s global business strategy to increase market share.

Spearheaded new derivatives product launch leading cross functional team from inspection to implementation.

Strategic monitoring of US Energy/Renewable/Environmental policies (ARB32, RGGI, RECs).

Conducted business analysis of OTC deals, gathered requirements, developed test plans, use cases based on SQL queries.

Insured price discovery/liquidity emulation with traders to ensure market activity on all products.

Nurtured business relationship through regular presentation across Europe and professional conferences attendance.

Prepared Use cases, Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Functional Requirements Document (FRD).

Worked under Agile methodology, led scrum meetings to tackle specific deliverables.

Key achievements:

Negotiated contracts with key partners at a lower cost (15%).

Launched a versatile Carbon product which would adapt to any new legal amendment.

Reduced by 20% development time for new product/services.

Built from ground up a CRM & MIS tool for internal and external needs.

Increased by 30% the volume of OTC Derivatives cleared deals (directly or via Brokers).

Delivered a verification system to improve security on trading platform.

JP Morgan Investment Bank – London, UK

Jan 2006 – Jun 2008

Derivative Project Manager

Improved the Commodity derivatives software development cycle management/control (from FO to BO).

Formalized product model development with Sales team, testing, validation and risk assessment with IT.

Developed innovative financial products (path dependent) from customer user stories, data analysis.

Managed pricing/valuation iterations overnight batch (In-house software, MC simulations) to test P&L.

Oversaw pricing execution of secondary trades with trade support (Rates, FX exposure).

Chaired committee to increase operational efficiency, SOX/BASEL reporting with Audit.

Prepared Use cases, Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Functional Requirements Document (FRD).

Key achievements:

New product proposal using client’s feedback through creative pay-out.

Developed reporting tool for internal audit requirements (BASEL).

Delivered an operational risk reduction tool using VBA macro.

Interfaced with DTCC working group for new market standards on new credit products.

Deutsche Bank – London, UK

Mar 2004 – Dec 2005

CDS Project Manager

Managed the CDS implementation project of electronic matching confirmation system using DTCC.

Gathered business requirements write-ups, technical review and UAT/QA phase management.

Promoted the use of electronic platform matching system internally (FO/MO/BO).

Pitched confirmation system to existing and potential clients to increase market adoption.

Key achievements:

Doubled the adoption rate of new trade capture for CDS.

Interfaced with DTCC working group for new market standards on new credit products.

SG Cowen Bank – New York City, NY

Feb 2002– Jan 2004

Business Operation Analyst

Sustained the Equity Derivatives (equity, index and fund) trading desk in its daily activities.

Control and confirmation of new product structure with traders and structurers (cash position, corporate action).

New structure pay-off analysis, batch testing, resolve pricing errors, tweak model.

Generated and Analyzed Daily P&L. Reduced discrepancies with FO/BO bookings reconciliation.

Developed Excel VBA Macros to automate control/operation. Scrutinized invoices and account receivables with sales and back-office to speed up trade settlement.

Key achievements:

Slashed to 3% the ratio of unconfirmed exotics trades and introduced automation to the trade confirmation system.

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