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Work experience

Jun 2012Present

Futures Trader Trainee

TopStep Trader, LLC
  • Executed futures trading strategy based on short-term, event-based trading opportunities.
  • Performed trend and futures product analyses, utilizing short-term strategies to maximize profitability.
  • Utilized comprehensive knowledge of micro and macroeconomic factors to evaluate risk.
  • Used simulated trading software including CQG, T4, and Ninja Trader to test new futures trading strategies.
Sep 2009Aug 2010

Futures Trader

HTG Capital Partners, LLC
  • Dedicated time to building existing skills in consultation with industry experts including:  Ed Seykota, Perry Kaufman, and Tom Rice; and tested methodologies through sophisticated trading simulators.
  • Compiled and analyzed daily research, news events, and economic trends from sources such as Bloomberg, Reuters, RanSquawk, The Gartman Letter, and others.
  • Maintained P & L statements using Excel spreadsheets.  Developed enhancements to Spreadsheets.
  • Initiate High-Frequency proprietary Futures trades using TT, CQG, and Bloomberg.
Dec 2003Sep 2009


KDA & Associates, Inc.
  • Responsible for financial management and analysis, including contract negotiations, forecasting, ledger management, project metrics monitoring, and P & L analysis.
  • Researched projects cost, allocation of company financial resources, inflation, and employment levels using Excel.
  • Presented economic and financial concepts to partners towards setting policies for the company.


Technical Skills

Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Lotus, Tradestation, Trading Technologies, Bloomberg, and CQG sofwtare.