Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

Director of Finance and Operations North America

Lanson Champagne
  • Solely responsible for all aspects of the business: finance, human resources & payroll, production planning, marketing forecasting, wholesaler/importer relations, logistic, legal and compliance for all North America.
  • Manage and lead the day-to-day operations, strategic planning, Healthcare/401k, reconcile bank accounts, A/R and A/P Management, oversee inventory of 2 warehouses(NJ and CA).
  • Design business plans/strategies for maximizing profitability, addressing major strategic issues, formulating policies & procedures to facilitate internal financial and process controls.
  • Analyze current performance, prioritizing growth opportunities, preparing business model, conducting variance analysis and implementing corrective actions.
  • Prepare a solid MIS base for monthly reports highlighting the performance of the business with key findings and observations.
  • Build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.
  • Increase sales revenue from $1. 2 Million to$ 10 Million in 2 years.
  • Ensure commercial execution of the brand strategy and develop marketing strategy for wholesale and retail in multiple states(23).
  • Collaborate with Marketing HQ to develop specific POS and packaging for Lanson North America.
  • Share best practices across Region/Sales team and develop, control & evaluate A&P budget spend for assigned market/channel.
  • Create and present semiannual and annual financial statements to Headquarters(Lanson France).
Dec 2011 - Oct 2012

Senior Assistant Trader Exotic & Hybrid

Deutsche Bank New York, NY
  • Ensured the integrity of the bank's trading positions through accurate trade capture, portfolio management, price reconciliation and query management.
  • Trained and supervised five new hires during transition to new onshore location for the exotic Middle Office.
  • Audited complex equity middle office's efficiency and procedures in New York Deutsche Bank: reviewed manual processes and created new procedures to increase efficiency in all front to back trade capture activity.
  • Coded new templates to help monitor the daily risk for the corporate and complex desks.
  • Drove changes in technology to improve systems, control and procedures and increased efficiencies in production processes by implementing new excel spreadsheets and data extraction tools.
  • Oversaw the changes with operations and technology to improve the settings of structured products in order to reduce manual bookings(included UAT testing for STP tickets).
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

Book runner Complex Equity Derivatives

Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom & Tokyo, Japan
  • Organized training for P&L and valuation Deutsche Bank in Tokyo. Upgraded the control and reviewed existing processes to maximize efficiency of managing operations for exotic business transactions and close out knowledge and information gap. This improved communication with business units and regional and global teams.
  • Ensured the integrity of the trade population for the close of business, reporting of daily risk and P&L, verification of risk and P&L through the P&L attribution.
  • Performed daily calculation of portfolio and trade-level risk to traders and top management including options, volatility and spread risk.
  • Produced daily equity derivative P&L, Ran P&L scenario analysis for proprietary structures & portfolios. Conducted full trading book reviews. Justified adjustments and ensured correct daily P&L sign off with trading desk. Provided commentary & results to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Performed analysis of data, processes and systems and recommended improvements across all aspects of operating model.
  • Collaborated with Risk Management to assure reported risk matched risk evaluated by daily VAR analysis.
Sep 2007 - Jan 2010

Senior Assistant Trader Exotic & Hybrid

Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom
  • Trade capture of complex and vanilla derivative structures into risk management system. Ensured risk was maintained correctly, explanation/investigation of P&L & risk movements to trading desks.
  • Monitored barriers embedded in products, bonds and option expiries, equity and interest rate swap fixings, and specific events embedded in exotic derivatives.
  • Responsible for resolution of all queries related to trade, position, risk and P&L. Products included proprietary baskets, asians, cliquets, range options, best/worst off baskets, total return swaps, dividend swaps, variance swaps, autocallables, hedge fund linked notes as well as delta one products and cash equity transactions.
  • Initiated and led a project to audit past bookings and ensure all new bookings have static data and payoffs matching confirmations for all Index Exotic books and the entire Hybrid book(P&L +15 Million euros).
  • Resolved pricing script and re-pricing options in Local Vol. Calculation of coupon and expiry level with P&L impact.
  • Collaborated with Compliance, Market and Credit risk ensuring that their requirements are fully met.
  • UAT testing for new in house corporate actions processing tool, provided input/critic and attended regular meetings with project managers and developers.
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007

Global Equity Derivatives Senior Analyst

Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom
  • In charge of settlement of all cash Equity options and swaps for all currencies Deutsche Bank London and Frankfurt.
  • Co-ordinated smooth settlement with client in a timely manner and to ensure that consistent cash flow occurs on value date.
  • Liaised directly with trading desk to ensure trades were booked accurately and could settle within the market deadlines(including monthly expiry for options).
Feb 2005 - Oct 2005

Structured Products Commissions Manager

Societe Generale Corporate Investment Banking Paris, France
  • Built and managed a new Middle Office department to support the Front Office. Managed and trained 8 new staff members.
  • In charge of resolving all derivatives issues, queries, client ISDA Master Agreements and settlement of 127. 5 Million Euros.
  • Promoted after 2 months improving processes at a brokerage Back Office.


2002 - 2004

Economics and Finance degree (work based training with Credit Agricole Investor Services bank)

University Technology Institute - Rene Descartes Paris V, FRANCE

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