Bruce Phelps

Bruce Phelps

Analyst at Goldman Sachs

  • Washington DC

Objective: To leverage my continuing MBA studies and contribute to a large management consulting firm utilizing my financial and economic analysis skills, along with my experience in conflict resolution management.

Work History
Work History
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Trading Analyst
Goldman Sachs
  • Responsible for analyzing the competitive dynamics of the energy commodity market.
  • Led internship team in complex problem solving activities, specifically developing strategies to improve both the operations and cost structure for a medical device company.
Mar 2004 - Jun 2006
Senior Development Associate
Seeds Of Peace
  • Responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies for Seeds of Peace, a non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people from regions of conflict – primarily the Middle East – with necessary skills for conflict resolution.
  • Formulated and executed development strategy that increased overall organizational revenue by 20% from $5M in 2003 to $7M by fiscal year end 2004.
    • Led fundraising efforts in Detroit, Orlando, Washington, D.C., Arizona and New York City among young professionals. 
    • Managed relationships for more than 100 major donors and major donor prospects; as defined as existing donors, or prospective donors with giving capacity of $10,000 or more.
  • Invited as the keynote speaker on the topic of Seeds of Peace and the prospect of Middle East peace.
    • January 2006 – YPO Family University.Auckland, New Zealand
    • August 2005 – YPO Educational Forum.Kansas City, MO
    • June 2005 – Ford Motor Company/92nd St. Y International Fellows Luncheon.Detroit, MI
    • April 2005 – Palm Sunday Sermon, Marble Collegiate Church.New York City, USA
    • March 2005 – Jewish National Fund Forum.Montreal, Canada
    • September 2004 – World Bank Conference on Youth, Development and Peace.Paris, France
    • July 2004 – Sister Cities International Convention.St. Louis, MO
    • June 2004 – People to People International Annual Gala Dinner.Wilmington, DE
  • Contributed and published a special op-ed to the Lebanese Daily Star.May 2004.
    • Op-ed received “Gold Quill Award for Creative Communication” from International Association of Business Communicators.
  • Wrote and produced online documentary on education efforts in Lebanon. Documentary received “Bronze Telly Award for Social Issues Internet/Online Program” in 2005.
Jul 2000 - Mar 2004
Senior Client Analyst
  • Managed client relationships and accounts for US Listed Option, OTC Option, Portfolio Trading, Equity Finance, Volatility, Transition and Single Stock Risk Management groups.Served as primary liaison between customers and sales force.Tasks include trade completion, settlement and account maintenance. 
  • Intensive client interaction and earned comprehensive knowledge of diverse and complex financial products.
  • Directly responsible for over fifty institutional size mutual, hedge and pension funds.
  • Led as sole analyst in assessing and presenting the repercussions of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act to the Equity Derivative Sales team.
  • Promoted and earned salary increase twice during tenure.
Education
Education
Aug 2006 - Jan 2008
MBA
Wharton
  • Led Management Consulting Project for Accenture, awarded “Best Consulting Project” in Wharton for 2007
  • Guest lecturer on public affairs and its effect on business for “Public Policy in Business” class
Sep 1996 - May 2000
BA
Stanford
  • Dean’s List in 1997, 1999, 2000
  • GPA: 3.84
  • Served as President of Stanford Investment Club, 1999 – 2000
  • Awarded Outstanding Academic Achievement in Public Policy Award, 2000
Bronze Telly Award
Gold Quill Award
Marketing Case Study
Featured Projects
Skills
Skills
Sales
3 years experience selling solutions to small businesses.
Software Engineering
Self-taught in HTML, Javascript, and CSS.
Marketing Strategy
Created marketing plan for student finance club.
Financial Analysis
Ran student portfolio fun and realized a 30% YoY return.
References
References
Nocolla Hewitt

President, Seeds of Peace. Reported to her for over two years.

John Wilson

John is one of my professors at Wharton School of Business. He will accept reference requests on my behalf.