CV/Résumé

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Marketing & Communications: Brand marketing, development and social media; direct marketing monthly mailings; holiday card program; monthly giving; website management; Raiser’s Edge; PayPal

Media: Creatively active producing photography and video; currently working at a creative/branding/production company performing a wide range of responsibilities including – assistant producer/editor, researcher, transcription, location scout, social media agent.

Wall Street: Global Prime Brokerage/Finance and Securities Lending professional with extensive experience in Sales & Trading Front Office Operations, with broad business expertise handling the full spectrum of the internal and external Client Service discipline. Superior knowledge of transactional and Regulatory issues with exceptional leadership and negotiation skills.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE & PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

 Video  Global Equities  UCITS
 Photography  Prime Brokerage  Securities Lending
 Social Media  Derivatives  Finance

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Citymeals-on-Wheels                                                                               2013 to present

Marketing and communications associate; responsibilities include – brand marketing, development and social media, creating direct marketing monthly mailings, managing holiday card and monthly giving programs, website management, Raiser’s Edge (CRM) and PayPal account management.

Blonde & Co                                                                                                 2012 to 2013

A creative / branding & production agency (fashion, beauty, and cosmetics); performing multiple functions on location, in the office, and in the edit suite. Assistant producer, assistant editor, transcription, proof reading, research, social media agent, production assistant, location scout. A short reel with clips from some of the jobs I’ve worked on – here. 

E C Groove Productions                                                                     1995 to present

Personal creativity projects include: recording live shows, concert photography, video production, podcasting. Links to examples of my most recent work:

Reel #1: various bands shot to promote a music festival

Reel #2: interview Broadway performers to promote a new school

Reel #3: profile artist Charles Lindsay for ‘The Renaissance Project’

Photography: personal website & Flickr 

 

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH – New York, NY                                    2007-2012
Vice President, Global Markets Financing & Futures Prime Brokerage    

  • Senior Client Service Representative for multiple $1B+ hedge fund clients; Team lead for all issues including reporting, reconciliation, trade settlement, asset transfers, and collateral management within both equity and derivatives trading
  • Managed daily performance of portfolios and account relationships for domestic, global, and emerging market hedge funds with equity in excess of $25 billion
  • Partnered with the UCITS product group in establishing policies and procedures that increased the operational efficiencies of reconciliation and data retrieval from the Prime Brokerage reporting suite
  • Managed entire tax optimization trade book between Securities Lending desk and all participating Hedge Funds 
  • Interacted with CFO’s, portfolio managers, traders, accounting and operations departments to facilitate daily trading activity of equities, derivatives, debt, and options from execution to settlement
  • Relationship manager for ‘high touch’ clients and senior management key stakeholders
  • Advised management and clients about targeting potential business growth
  • Assisted portfolio managers and traders relating to corporate actions, announced deals, local market regulatory trading and margin / risk issues
  • Mentored and developed five client service reps

BANK OF NEW YORK – New York, NY                                                                 2006-2007
Vice President, Business Continuity Planning  

  • Senior Continuity Planning representative for multiple units of the bank including back office Operations for Cash and Treasury Settlements in New York and Florida
  • Coordinator along with Senior Management of Operations groups to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted transition during critical times (i.e. outages, relocations, natural disasters).
  • Established Continuity plans for major units of the Bank – funds transfer, treasury settlement, and operations

MORGAN STANLEY & Co., Inc. – New York, NY                                                  1986-2006
Vice President, Equity Finance Services – Securities Lending Desk  
               1999-2006

  • Actively marketed, sold and co-managed Fully Paid Lending product – Conducted global review of all Prime Brokerage clients, directly engaging Portfolio Managers, CFO’s, COO’s, GC’s and traders.

Key accomplishment – increased participation to over 150 clients with daily balances of over $500 million in securities borrowed

  • Managed exclusive lending and hedge fund relationships – responsible for entire global tax optimization book with US-based hedge funds; YTD balances over $6 billion providing $30 million in fees paid
  • Partnered with Securities Lending Sales and Marketing team to integrate various settlement procedures based on client needs
  • Appointed SIA representative for Morgan Stanley Securities Lending – STP Securities Lending Subcommittee member; presented T+1 impact speech at SIA conference
  • Prime Brokerage Foreign Exchange and Securities Lending Workshop Regional coordinator for Y2K and EMU/Euro conversion initiatives Operations / Trading desk liaison: Appointed primary point-person on trading desk dealing with vast array of transactional, regulatory and legal issues
  • Created and implemented Principal Securities Lending Program Operations Procedures
  • Coordinated weekly equity division calls with the business related to lending; integral point-person forclients which included top Fortune 500 technology companies

 

Senior Manager – International Operations                                                           1991-1998

  • Pivotal team member that created the proprietary international securities lending deal tracking system
  • Team lead  responsible for  implementing procedures to reduce fails and effectively manage collateral with 100+ lenders
  • Partnered with IT and management on the progress of UAT, enhancement recommendations, and implementation
  • Point person for creating procedural documentation and training
  • Created and implemented daily procedures to ensure all collateral calls were processed on a daily basis
  • Managed International Customer Service group – directed and provided leadership to eight client representatives and two input operators
  • Interfaced with sales and traders to develop and implement efficient trading and settlement strategies;
  • Maintained knowledge of Reg T and 15c3 regulations and interacted with controllers for firm-wide monthly reporting to SEC and NYSE
  • Integral part of Steering Committee that was responsible for the pipeline recruitment and training of entry level College Graduates from various schools (i.e. Boston College, Baruch (CUNY))

 

Analyst – Domestic Operations                                                                                 1986-1990

  • Team Lead/Client Service Representative – Responsible for executing a broad range of support roles including allocations, reconciliation, corporate actions, and collateral management

LICENSES:
NASD Registered Representative: Series 7, 63

ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Advanced proficiency in both front and back end Proprietary systems, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe CS, Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro

INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Digital Photography & Video, Snowboarding, Gardening, Modern & Renaissance Art, Independent Film, Music Engineering (includes podcasting & DJ)

EDUCATION:  
College of Staten Island -Advertising/Accounting    1984-1986
SUNY Stony Brook – Economics/Computer Science   1982-1984