Matt Nighbor

Matt Nighbor



Accountancy and Finance

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

  • GPA - 3.75
  • Dean's List all 5 years
  • Awarded Undergraduate Research Grant for research into technical analysis
  • Served as Treasurer of Hutchison Hall (residence hall governance)

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present

Office Assistant

UW-La Crosse Recreational Sports

  • Prepare and submit daily deposits for the Recreational Eagle Center
  • Maintain and create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Access databases
  • Organize and update the Recreational Eagle Center’s event management system
  • Maintain the REC’s point of sale software and conduct training on the POS system for new staff members
May 2011 - Present

Finance Intern

Stifel Nicolaus

  • Backtest new investment strategies using Microsoft Excel and MetaStock
  • Analyze investment strategies and communicate the results
  • Research past mutual fund performance for current and prospective clients
  • Create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for prospective clients
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Junior League Instructor

Beechwood Golf Course

  •  Supervised twenty 8-14 year old children practicing golf
  •  Provided instructional lessons on the fundamentals of the golf swing
  •  Taught weekly lesson plan to twenty young golfers on the rules of golf.
Apr 2005 - Sep 2009

Customer Service Representative

GPN Enterprises
  • Sold products at various festivals throughout Northeast Wisconsin 
  • Maintained a journal of monthly sales in Microsoft Excel
  • Monitored inventory levels throughout summer



Micros 3700/CS Gold

CS Gold is the campus ID software and the Micros 3700 is the point of sale configuration software currently used at UW-La Crosse.  This software was implemented in the summer of 2011.  As a part of this implementation, I was involved in learning the back of house operations of the POS system and configuring it to the needs of the Recreational Eagle Center.  I was also involved in training REC staff members on how to use the new point of sale system itself.  


MetaStock is a trading analysis program designed for technical analysts.  I have used MetaStock in order to conduct my research in building an investment portfolio using the principles of relative strength.  I have written basic formulas using MetaStock's formula language in order to complete my research.  Since I have only been recently introduced to MetaStock, my knowledge of the program is continually expanding as my knowledge of technical analysis itself grows.

EMS Professional (Event Management System)

EMS Professional is an event management solution designed to assist in the tracking and management of room reservations within a facility.  As an office assistant in the UW-L Recreational Sports department, it is my responsibility to coordinate with various campus organizations in order to meet the organization's room reservation needs.  EMS has taught me the importance of organization and time management, as delays in processing reservations can cause delays in the plans of campus organizations.  EMS has also helped in developing my written communication skills, as EMS has required me to contact various organization leaders and communicate to the them when certain rooms are available for use.

Camtasia Studio

  Camtasia Software can be very useful to record PowerPoints or particular websites in order to create easy to use training demos.  The benefit to Camtasia is that is allows you to easily edit recordings in order to bring focus to important points of your presentation.  I have recorded many demonstrations through Camtasia and have found it to be a very useful tool in presenting information.  

Microsoft Office

Proficient in Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook

Undergraduate Research

Financial Modeling