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Trade Analyst

Dallas, Texas, United States
October 19, 2016

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Education: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

Masters of Business Administration May 2011

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

B.S.B.A. in Finance December 2008

Concentration: Financial Management and Investment

Scholarships and Awards

- Walton College Honors Program, Chancellor’s Scholarship, Dean’s List, Chancellor’s List

London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom Summer 2007

Butler Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

Licenses: FINRA Series 7, 55, 63 Arkansas Life and Health Insurance (Inactive)

Experience: Managing Associate September 2016 – Present

Chapwood Investments

Addison, Texas

- Analyzed investment portfolios using a series of metrics based on modern portfolio

theory. Adjusted and enhanced positions to maximize return and minimize risk.

Trade Analyst February 2015 – September 2016

TD Ameritrade

Fort Worth, Texas

- Made trade decisions and exercised discretion to affect any order placed by the firm's

clients or the firm in an attempt to gain favorable market positioning and eliminate risk.

- Manually worked some large orders or orders in adverse market conditions with sell-side

market makers on a discretionary basis. Negotiated prices and quantities for the firm over

the phone and through direct trading portals.

Best Execution Associate

- Examined best execution data and contributed to firm routing strategies.

- Created reports analyzing routing time, price improvement, and percentage executed.

Trading Operations Outreach Associate

- Spoke at seminars covering a range of trading topics, built new media resources to

distribute information, solicited feedback, and acted as an advocate for the firm.

Award and Recognition

- 50+ Share Better Awards, TOPS Award Nomination 2nd quarter 2016, TOPS Award

winner 3rd quarter 2016, Improveaganza 1st place winner.

Financial Representative September 2013 – February 2015

TD Ameritrade

Fort Worth, Texas

- Assisted clients in placing trades in the market, transferring funds in and out of their

accounts, setting up accounts, and troubleshooting problems.

- Actively prospected new business leads from existing high net worth clients.

- Utilized several back office systems and multiple trading platforms to service clients.

- Presidents Club award winner - 2nd and 4th quarters in 2014, 1st quarter in 2015

- Excellence in Service award winner: Awarded to Financial Representatives that received

100% satisfaction surveys with at least 10 surveys submitted during the quarter – 3rd

quarter 2014 and 1st quarter in 2015.

Personal Tutor\Office Manager February 2012 – September 2013

APT Educational Services

Little Rock, Arkansas

- Tutored high school and college age students in english, algebra, calculus and business.

- Ran daily operations in accounting, employee management, and marketing development.

Financial Manager Assistant August 2010 – October 2010

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Little Rock, Arkansas

- Coordinated paperwork and represented the financial manager with clients in his absence.

Financial Advisor Intern December 2009 – April 2010

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Little Rock, Arkansas

- Contacted prospective clients and met with them to set up comprehensive financial plans.

- Extensive use of the agency's client database and product illustration software.

Human Resources Intern May 2008 – August 2008

Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Human Resources Department

Little Rock, Arkansas

- Oversaw the job application process, including the online job database.

- Aided the Human Resources Director with confidential and time-sensitive material.

Skills: Computer Skills

Advanced Microsoft Office Suite

- Excel: Experience with multiple regressions, linear trend forecasting, and presenting

data graphically. Built security optimization models using v-lookups and pivot tables.

Advanced Video Editing Programs

Trading and Investment Programs

- Back Office Trading Systems, Reg One Solutions: Data Portal, E-Signal Quotation System

Workplace Skills

IRA Training, Banking Training, TOS Admin Training, and Broker Training

- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

- Ability to problem solve and spot issues proactively.

- Utilizes reverse engineering to find creative solutions to problems.

Interpersonal Skills

Advanced Public Speaking/ Leadership and Group Dynamics

- 9 + years of public speaking and roles in front of clients, dignitaries, and large audiences.

- 8 + years of group project experience and group management experience.

Activities: Special Olympics Volunteer LEAN Pollinator for TD Ameritrade

Special Olympics TD Ameritrade

Volunteer Museum Staff Student Ambassador

Arkansas Museum of Discovery University of Arkansas, Admissions

Sigma Nu Fraternity Member

Treasurer, Secretary, and Philanthropy Chair Students in Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.)

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