Senior executive with a proven history of Risk Management accomplishments in a thirty two-year career. Driven to lead continuous improvement in all areas of business and operations to enhance revenue and streamline internal systems. Focused on growing profits with multi-pronged strategies.
I welcome change and opportunity with a strong ability adapt and thrive.
Decisive decision making
Thrives I a fast pace environment
Thinking outside the box
Started in New York running the night desk covering customer needs. After Credit Suisse merged with First Boston I was given the opportunity to run sales in Singapore. They wanted to strengthen the Asia presence as opposed to running 24 hours out of New York.
As it was my intention with my previous employer, I jumped at the opportunity. The bank , however, decided to move all trading to Tokyo and I chose to look for a new opportunity.
Over the twenty years I spent at the bank, I was responsible for many different aspects of the Global Markets program. Initially I started an overnight desk responsible for servicing our customers FX needs in both sales and execution.
After strengthening relationships with our Asian branch's I moved back to trading responsibilities on the EST trading desk. My focus was centered on APAC countries and managing the risk of Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, etc.
It was after this period that I saw an opportunity for the bank to have a better presence in the "restricted currencies." These are currencies that are not freely traded and require a lot more of a hands on approach with regard to documentation, confirmation, and the nuances of our limited liquidity sources. The currencies we focused on were from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Columbia, Russia, China and various African countries.
This was met with a great response from our customers starved for a better way to execute their needs in these currencies.
I got married in 1988 and needed to make a move from my previous job to cover the added expense of my wife not working and a baby on the way. I wasn't making my worth on the street because it was my first job and they couldn't meet my number.
Republic Bank was a very aggressive savvy group of senior traders and I was immediately put in the fire. After some growing pains I managed to excel, mostly trading the British pound and the German Deutsche Mark.
We serviced some of the largest Funds and Customers during the time.
I knew, however, that being the least tenured trader on the team it would be hard to move up the ladder. When a customer complained about our Asia coverage the Bank decided to trade out of New You twenty four hours a day. I saw this as an opportunity and volunteered to run the desk with seven people reporting to me. It was a great success, not only from customer response but the coverage we provide our global system and their trading needs.
Midland is where I got my first opportunity, and where I cut my teeth in foreign exchange trading. This was a very volatile time, and had a bit of the wild west feel to it. Stakes were high, mistakes could cost hundreds of thousand of dollars, and taking a breather was not optional.
I started by assisting the Deutsche Mark trader who was very well respected and extremely active. This was a time when the assistant had to keep the position, average of the position, and write individual tickets for each trade (only calculators, no computers!) We worked 6 a.m. till 6p.m. It was non stop action, excitement and terror.
After about a year and a half I was given more and more responsibility and eventually my own currency to trade. I took to it pretty quickly. I soon after was promoted to Vice President.
I love all sports. I played golf and soccer through college and briefly thought about teaching golf as a career. I've coached both of my children in soccer yet have failed miserably of getting them to catch the golf bug.
I enjoy writing essays and anything that challenges my to think.
I enjoy all sports. I played soccer and golf through college. I have coached both of my kids in soccer, yet failed miserably in getting them to catch the golf bug. I began kayaking recently and rekindled my enjoyment of cycling.
I like to write essays and anything that has to do with me thinking and questioning. I hope someday to put out a book of short stories.
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