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ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ­ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK MBA Candidate 2005, Concentration: Finance Activities: Finance Association ­ 1st Year Representative; CIGNA Book Award for Leadership & Academic Development STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT BUFFALO, 1996 Awarded Bachelor of Science with Dual Major in Sociology and Elementary Education, May 1996 GPA in Majors: 3.8/4.0 Activities: African American Students Organization, Board Member; Student Government, Chair; Semester Abroad in Ghana General Securities NYSE/NASD Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BARCLAYS PRIVATE CLIENTS New York, NY 1999-2002 Investment Management (IM) Assistant Vice President ­ Investment Advisory Trader, Private Client Group Executed trades in all equity, option, fixed income and currency markets for the Private Client Group. Tracked specific positions as needed to ensure that IM teams were kept aware of critical market data and price movements that would affect portfolio holdings. Assisted in the formulation of trading strategies.

· · · · · Improved desk productivity and efficiency by introducing automated dealing systems for fixed income, currencies, and options. Was responsible for identifying control issues, proposing remedies and creating interdepartmental action plans. Increased desk revenue by 27% through negotiation of brokerage commission schedules and obtainable services. Developed procedures and controls for automated trade system; initiative reduced entry errors by 75%. Conceived and developed end-user trading manuals and conducted individual training sessions in Americas division; due to successful rollout of program, training became mandatory for all Private Bankers and Assistants. Served as a member of investment management product team assigned to develop and introduce a hedge fund product platform to Private Clients. Was also responsible for identifying potential trading desk limitations and viable solutions.

CITIBANK PRIVATE BANK New York, NY 1996-1999 Global Investment Advisory (GIA) Assistant Vice President ­ Investment Advisory Trader, Private Client Group Joined desk as sales assistant and was promoted to Assistant Vice President/Equity Specialist within two years. Equity trader with focus on US and Latin American markets, and other equity products including options, preferred stock and convertibles.

· · · · · Actively traded portfolios for Direct Clients; formulated strategies including asset and sector allocation and individual company recommendations based on `House View'. Educated clients concerning GIA company recommendations. Established effective working relationships with floor traders and sales traders in major brokerage houses; increased desk revenue by over 70% via repositioning of block order execution and exceeded growth targets by over 15%. Analyzed client trading activity; findings resulted in reclassification of `active traders' and revision of standardized commission schedule; initiative increased profit margins by 15%. Initiated desk tracking of revenue and trends for Senior Management; model became the standard for all departments. Prepared written and oral presentations of monthly and annual revenue forecasts to senior management.

RELATED EXPERIENCE MORGAN STANLEY New York, NY Summer 2003 Temporary placement as an Institutional Fixed Income Sales desk assistant. Position offered exposure to sell-side business structure and presented opportunity to remain in a financial environment during preparation and search for an MBA program. CONCERNED CULTURAL WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE New York, NY Spring 2003 Conducted Investing Basics and Household Budgeting workshops for low income families serviced by non-profit community group. Volunteer work offered a chance to give back to the community and share the knowledge of financial empowerment. RELATED TRAINING

Successfully completed Portfolio Counseling, Investment Counseling, Financial Analysis, Technical Analysis and Derivative Basics training courses at The New York Institute of Finance. Proficient in Bloomberg, Reuters, First Call and Instinet.


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